Posted on
October 14th, 2016

The Importance of Dealing with Damp

Is treating damp really as important as everyone says? The simple answer is yes! Many people don’t realise just how much their lives can be affected by the common household problem, especially when it comes to their home and health.

In this blog post, we explain the importance of dealing with damp.

Structural Damage

One reason that it is really important to deal with damp quickly is so that you can prevent moisture decay. Not doing this can cause structural damage to your property, which would be extremely costly to fix. Damp can cause a wide range of problems from dry and wet rot to mould. Mould only takes between 24-48 hours to start growing and will begin to colonise in 1 to 12 days. This means that when the mould is finally discovered, there has probably been a damp problem for a while. Other more serious issues like subsidence, land settlement or movement of the house, which is where the actual ground the house is sited on moves in some way, can develop if the damp and mould are left untreated.

Health risks

Damp not only damages your property; it can also destroy your health. Anyone living in a home affected with damp is putting themselves and others around them at risk, which is why it should never be ignored. Children, the elderly, those with existing medical conditions and people with a poor immune system are those that are most at risk. The reason it affects your health is because mould produces allergens, irritants and also toxic substances. Inhaling or touching these mould spores could cause a bad allergic reaction, as well as asthma attacks and other respiratory conditions.

Your health is the most important thing, which is why you should always act immediately when you notice damp. That’s where our products come in! We have a wide range available, which will help you to treat rising damp, condensation and penetrating damp. If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate in contacting us. You can call 0845 4006666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk to speak to a member of the team.

 

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