Posted on
April 15th, 2016

Tips for Finding a Damp Specialist

When you spot damp in your home, it is not only important to address the problem quickly but you will also need to find a specialist who knows exactly what they’re doing. If you don’t do this, you could be left with even more damage in your home which could cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds to repair.

Here are some useful tips for finding a damp specialist:

Look online – 

With billions of websites out there, you will undoubtedly be able to find damp specialists online. The great thing about doing this is that you can choose someone nearby, who will probably be able to carry out the work soon, if not immediately.

Many damp specialist websites can give you a quote online or allow you to contact the company for further information so you know what to expect when it comes to costs. One thing to keep in mind is that it’s not always easy to see how reputable a company is through their website.

You will need to look for reviews, testimonials and accreditation’s to ensure that you employing a legitimate company with the experience to complete the work.

Ask for recommendations – 

If you have never dealt with damp before, you might not be sure how to find a damp specialist. Speaking to family, friends and colleagues is one of the best ways as you know that you can trust their opinion.

Make sure that you ask what type of work they had done so that you compare it to your own project as some specialists may only carry out certain types of work, such as installing basement installation, damp proofing with specialist kits or applying paint additives. It’s better to ask about this beforehand, to avoid wasting time!

Contact your landlord –

If you find damp in your rented home, it will probably be the landlord’s responsibility to find and finance a specialist. Even if it’s not up to them to pay, they could have contacts in the industry that may be able to help you.

There is no harm in asking your landlord for advice so that you can find an effective solution quickly. They won’t want the property to become damaged or for your health to be put at risk by the damp so they will probably be willing to help you.

Dampkits have an extensive selection of products available for your damp contractor to use. These include wall membranes, eradication kits and floor coatings, just to name a few. To find out more, please contact us by calling 0845 400 6666 or emailing

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