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“We did see some good practice in our damp-proofing investigation (published in Which? in January 2012), but overall in two thirds of cases the companies recommended unnecessary or inappropriate treatment, or missed the problem completely, according to our three damp experts.
If you are considering getting a “free survey” done, make sure you get at least three companies to come to your property and quote for the work before you choose the best deal. If there are inconsistencies in the type of work recommended, or if you are concerned that the companies may be recommending unnecessary treatment, consider getting an independent damp specialist to assess your home.
An independent damp specialist will have no vested interest in recommending unnecessary work so can give you an unbiased opinion on what kind of remedial treatment is necessary – however this could cost between £100 and £750″
The Investigation by Which? Shows that the safe reliable way to solve you damp and mould problems permanently is to contact an Independent Damp Specialist such as Damp Detectives www.dampdetectives.co.uk