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Do you suspect damp?

Many people in the UK believe that their property needs damp proofing.  However, many of these problems are simply the result of condensation which is a very common damp problem and quite easy to address.

Working out which type of damp you are dealing with can be useful before contacting a damp surveyor to assess your property and you can get a good idea of what is necessary to treat the damp issues in your property

Our damp surveys are available across the UK. Each of our independent surveyors undergoes extensive training in damp detection to ensure that each and every survey is conducted to our high standards followed by a comprehensive report and suggestions on how to address and prevent issues.

Three Common Sorts of Damp

Condensation Damp

Left untreated, condensation can have serious effects on your health.  This common form of damp caused by excess moisture in the air from cleaning, cooking and washing can be enhanced by poorly insulated properties or poor ventilation and can result in mould growth around windows and cause serious structural damage to your property.

Penetrating Damp

Watermarks on walls or bubbles in plaster can be a sign of penetrating damp issues.  Structural problems in a building can cause penetrating damp by water, that instead of rising up from the ground, leaks through walls due to defective brickwork, guttering and other roofing issues.

Rising Damp

Rising damp moves up walls through contact with brickwork and is caused by ground water.  Noticeably is damage from rising damp which can appear on skirting boards and peeling wallpaper.  If there is no damp course in the property or the damp course is ineffective, a damp proofing surveyor should be called.

Once you have an idea of damp problems you are concerned with and if you need further help to identify the source of the issue, please use the search box below to find your local damp surveyor who will be more than happy to help.

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