At Damp Detectives, we do charge for our services but this is because surveying is all we do. We take an ethical approach in providing you with an unbiased opinion and if there is no problem, then that is what we will tell you.
This also means that there is no pressure to accept a quote for services and allows you to look around suppliers to find the best deal for any work that needs to be done.
We can also oversee projects to ensure that if work is needed, it is carried out in the right areas.
There are many damp surveyors offering “free” damp surveys. However, there is usually an alternate agenda and the free surveys are provided by businesses trying to sell a specific product which commonly does not solve the problem. Even surveys costing £50-60 are often an attempt by the business to generate more work and they have an interest in selling you a certain solution.
Overall this not only means that your problem will be solved quickly and easily but also that it you will save money by ensuring that the work done on your property is actually necessary.
If you have been quoted for work by one of these free damp surveys why not ask us for a second opinion. It would be much less costly to get a second opinion than to undertake unnecessary work on your property.
Our surveys will find the cause of damp whether it is one corner or a full house survey. We also produce a report backed with evidence and a recommendation for work required.
If you see mould or damp in your house or property there may be another problem elsewhere in your home. The solution is not always an obvious one and mould is often a symptom of a wider problem. A Damp Detective survey can pinpoint the source of the damp and therefore the reason for the appearance of mould. We will also show you how to solve the problem which can often be solved very easily.
Mould is capable of growing on dry or painted walls as long as there is moisture in the air to sustain it, you would be surprised at how little moisture it needs! If you have mould that keeps appearing even after you clean it off your surface again and again then call us to find the source and show you how to stop the mould by fixing the problem not covering up the symptoms.
We work with housing associations all over England as well as doing private mould & damp surveys. If you are a tenant and have mould or damp why not ask your landlord to contact us or call us for a second opinion.
If you are moving into a house and suspect that it has a mould or damp problem we can survey the entire property to ensure that it is not a long-lasting problem. If you are trying to sell your house but are having problems with mould or damp then call us to find the source.
Condensation is a symptom of a wider damp problem not a problem in itself, if you have condensation it indicates that there is a damp problem elsewere in your home. For more information please visit our Condensation page.