Posted on
December 21st, 2016

3 Tell-tale Signs of Damp

Do you suspect that damp is present in your home? It is one of the most common household problems, not only in the UK, but all around the world. Just because it is something that millions of people are experiencing, it doesn’t mean that you should ignore it!

Here are 3 tell-tale signs of damp.

Damage to walls

The first thing that you may notice is that walls and other surfaces like floors have become damaged. This could include peeling wallpaper, stains, dark patches and decay, just to name a few. It is important to act quickly when you spot these things, as if the problem is left untreated, it will cause costly damage to the property.

A musty smell

Another common symptom of damp is a musty smell within the property. This occurs when mildew develops in the dark, moist corners of your home. It can develop in a short space of time, even as quickly as overnight, especially if it’s warm or humid. You will need to identify exactly where the smell is coming from and what is causing it before you can start treatment.

Mould

Mould releases harmful spores which can put you and those around you at risk. It can trigger many health conditions such as respiratory problems, as well as worsening asthma and eczema. When excess moisture is present, which is the case with damp, it can lead to the formation of mould. Treating damp immediately will prevent mould problems in the future. However, if mould does appear, there are eradication kits out there to help you.

If you would like to find out more about the products we have available, please contact us by calling 0845 4006666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk.

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