Posted on
March 3rd, 2016

4 Steps To Help Contractors Treat Damp and Mould

As a contractor, you will probably be no stranger to damp and mould. These are two of the most common problems that affect households not only in the UK but all around the world. If you are called out to a property facing these issues, you will need to act quickly. If left untreated, they could not only cause damage to the home but also your customer’s health.

Here are the 4 steps you should take when treating damp and mould.

Assess the risk

Before you treat the problem, you will need to assess the risk that is involved with the job. For example, if the damp or mould is affecting the exterior of a multi-storey building, you will need to have the right equipment to ensure that you can complete the work safely. You should never put yourself at risk which is why it is a good idea to carry out a survey of the property before committing to a project.

Identify the cause

Poor ventilation, condensation and structural problems with the building can all cause damp and mould. You will need to determine which one of these things is behind the problem so that you can provide effective treatment. Not only will a site survey help you adhere to safety regulations, but it will also give you a better idea of what is causing the damp and mould. This should be done at the start of every project to give you an insight into the bigger picture.

Provide the right treatment

Once you know the cause, you will be able to start treating any damp and/or mould. This could vary from paint additives, eradication kits, floor coatings and wall membranes. Dampkits have a wide range of products available to help you successfully treat these household problems. If you are unsure of which one to use, please don’t hesitate in contacting a member of our team.

Recommend ventilation

Following treatment, it is a good idea to talk through ventilation with your client. Poor ventilation is one of the biggest culprits for excess moisture and many people forget how important it actually is. When doing steam-producing activities like cooking, showering and drying clothes, homeowners will need to open windows and turn on extractor fans. The circulation of cool air will ensure that condensation does not become a problem again in the future.

If you would like advice on a damp or mould problem, please contact us directly. You can call 0845 400 6666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk.

 

 

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