Posted on
October 21st, 2016

Structural Damp; What Is It?

As one of the most common household problems, it is likely that you have come across damp at some point in your life. Whether you are a homeowner, renter or landlord, it is really important that you understand what damp actually is, so that you know what to do when it does occur.

Here is some useful information about structural damp!

What is structural damp?

To put it simply, structural damp is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building. This moisture can come from outside,for instance, rainwater leaking into the house. Excess moisture inside your home can also cause this problem. If you notice water droplets on your windows, walls and doors, you probably have a condensation problem that needs to be addressed.

Things to look out for

Not sure if it is structural damp that is affecting your home or property? There are many tell-tale signs to look out for, including the deterioration of paint and wallpaper and growth of fungi in wood, as well as salt and water stains on surfaces. If left untreated, this could cause mould which could cost hundreds of pounds to fix, not to mention it poses serious risk to your health.

Treatment

It is absolutely essential to treat structural damp as soon as you spot it. Treatments can include damp proofing, eradication kits and It is always best to consult a professional as they will be able to identify the cause before treating it effectively.

If you would like to find out more about our treatments, please visit the products page on our website. Alternatively, you can call 0845 4006666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk to speak to a member of the team.

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