Posted on
September 15th, 2016

The 3 Most Common Causes of Damp

Despite being one of the most common household problems in the UK, millions of people are still experiencing it each and every year. But why do we actually get damp in our home? There are many factors to consider, from the state and age of the building to whether condensation and mould are present.

Here are some of the most common causes of damp.

Leaking gutters and pipes

Have you noticed leaking gutters and pipes in your home? These are things that are often overlooked by homeowners and renters because they are considered expensive to fix. However, if structural faults with the building do end up causing damp in the future, they will cost even more to repair. This means that is absolutely essential to address problems with your home as soon as you spot them, no matter how big or small you think the job may be.

Uneven ground level

When homes are built on an uneven ground level, they are more likely to experience rising damp. This is where water from outside travels up through your walls; the end result being damp. If you live in this type of property, watch out for salt stains and residue, tide marks and damage to your walls and floors. These are all signs of rising damp and will let you know that you have a problem!

Old building

Damp is a common problem for those living in old buildings as they often don’t have adequate damp proofing anymore. This means that there is nothing there to prevent moisture from being absorbed through the walls and entering the property. Reducing condensation by improved ventilation, as well as installing efficient damp proofing, will help to rid these buildings of damp.

There are a wide range of treatments available to treat damp, which can be found on the products page of our website. If you have any questions, please contact the team by calling 0845 400 6666 or sending an email to

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