Posted on
April 30th, 2015

What to Do When You Find Damp In Your Home

Finding damp in your home can be a stressful and worrying experience, especially if you aren’t sure how to treat it. Although it may seem tempting to ignore the problem, it is essential that you act as soon as possible. Damp is not only damaging to your home but can also put your health at serious risk.

The first thing you will need to consider is what kind of damp you are dealing with. There are 3 main types; rising, penetrating and condensation. You should be able to distinguish the kind of damp by its tell-tale symptoms.

Penetrating damp is the easiest to recognise as it will cause wet spots on your walls that get worse when it rains. Condensation, which is the most common cause of damp, produces water droplets on windows. If this is left untreated, black mould which has an unpleasant smell will form on your walls, windows and floors. The final kind is rising damp, which often causes damage to floor boards, salt stained plaster and peeling paint.

If you want to make sure that the damp is treated properly, you need to seek advice from the experts. Many professionals offer free site surveys, which means that they can assess the damp before recommending the most suitable treatment.

It is a good idea to get advice from several companies so you can make sure that you are choosing the right person for the job. The site survey will give you the perfect opportunity to gather information and ask questions before making a commitment.

We have a range of products available to treat damp and condensation. Be sure to ask your surveyor about the Damp Kits range to ensure that you are getting the very best treatment for your home!

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