FEMA Warns Against Mold Issues

Posted on
January 27th, 2017

How Damp Could Affect You and Your Family

From a minor leak in your roof to having a damp floor, you might not notice how much moisture can sneak into your home and affect your health. No matter if it’s summer or winter, if you have a gap in your roof or wall, it can cause heat to escape and water to enter.

Though damp can affect everyone, some people are more sensitive than others. For example, people who are most at risk include:

  1. Babies and children
  2. Elderly people
  3. People with skin conditions like eczema
  4. Those with a weakened immune system

Mould produces allergens – substances that can cause allergic reactions. Touching or even inhaling mould spores may cause allergic reactions including sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes and skin rashes. In some cases, mould can even trigger asthma attacks.

Mould and damp from excess moisture can be caused by leaking pipes or rising damp in basements and ground floors. Damage to parts of the property like the roof can also let water in. If you have mould or damp in your property, it is very important to find out where it’s coming from and to address any issues. Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away!

Professional help is always advised for those who are struggling to manage a damp problem. Builders and contractors can help you to get rid of the moisture and prevent any ongoing health issues.

Our high-quality DampKits products are used by professionals across the UK to deal with cases of moisture and damp.

Don’t put your health and your family’s health at risk. Contact a professional today to help fix your damp problem. Hiring a Wykamol Approved Contractor will prevent damp both in the present and future. In addition, all work carried out by approved contractors will include an Insurance Backed Guarantee, giving you added peace of mind.

If you would like to learn more about damp and the treatments we offer, please contact us directly on 0845 400 6666 or email us at info@dampkits.co.uk.

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