Water simply has a way of working itself into your home and can do so in a number of ways. Water can penetrate through defective features such as gutters, window seals, and roof coverings, but it can also travel upward from the ground, and if your home lacks an effective damp proofing system, the eventual damages can be pretty costly, not to mention unattractive.
Of course, these issues aren’t always obvious, so how do you know when it’s time to take action? Severe rotting will typically smell, and the eventual goal should be to invest in an excellent damp treatment. However, there are a few things you can do before this.
Recognise Areas of Concern
There are a number of indicators that you may have a dampness issue. Mould on your walls or furniture, rotting window frames or floorboards, lifting wallpaper, stains on walls – these are all visible signs of a damp issue, and others signs may include the following:
- Paint that won’t stick
- Flaky plaster
- Random wet patches
- Crumbling mortar on brick or stonework
If you are unable to ascertain whether or not something is a problem, don’t hesitate to contact a damp specialist, who is an expert at identifying issues.
The earlier you seek damp treatment, the less extensive the damage will be and the more cost-effective the treatment will be. In fact, the moment that you suspect there is an issue is the time to get in touch with a specialist.
Request a Site Survey
Prior to the actual treatment, damp companies can conduct a site survey that involves taking a look at your property to locate any and all areas of concern. As experts, they will know exactly how to uncover dampness and rot and will be prepared to lay out all of the details for you after completing the survey.
They will be able to tell you the source of the problem and what you need to recover, as well as the anticipated cost.
No matter how minor or severe your situation is, damp experts will know exactly how to get you on a path to recovery. Treatments may include all of the following:
- Timber treatments
- Condensation control
- Damage repair
- Damp proofing of vulnerable areas
Dampness and rot-related solutions will be tailored by your specialists to fit the needs of your home or business so the issue doesn’t become recurring. Feel free to contact us at 01384 250 154 or submit a photo of your concerns for free expert advice. You can easily request job quotes by submitting your information and getting started on a path to recovery.