Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Rising Damp

Rising damp is a problem you may face if your home or commercial building was constructed with brick. Luckily, our team at Mercian Preservation can help you guard against this problem with damp proofing treatments.

If you suspect you do have rising damp, don’t hesitate to contact us. Waiting to address this issue could have significant consequences. They include the following:

Widespread Damage

The damage rising damp causes only expands to other areas of your property if you don’t put a stop to it. As the damp accumulates in and throughout your walls, it will rot skirting boards, remove paint, and even potentially cause the masonry between your brickwork to deteriorate. The longer you wait to damp proof your home, the more money you’ll have to spend on repair services. Guard against this by getting in touch with experts as soon as you notice a problem.

Health Issues

Mould tends to accumulate in moist environments. People who are allergic to mould often experience uncomfortable respiratory symptoms when it’s nearby. Additionally, even those who aren’t allergic may experience side effects when exposed to it.

Removing mould from a property can be very expensive once it has accumulated. Don’t wait for this to happen. Instead, hire an expert to take a closer look at your home or commercial building when you think you’ve noticed signs of rising damp.

High Heating Costs

Rising damp often results in cold walls. As a result, property owners with rising damp tend to run their heating systems more often and at higher temperatures to compensate. This causes their heating bills to increase. It’s yet another way failing to address rising damp early can cause you to spend more money than necessary in the long run.

Running your heating excessively doesn’t merely yield high bills. It also puts your heating appliances through significant wear-and-tear. This reduces their lifespan. You may need to replace them earlier than expected as a result.

Safety Problems

You already know rising damp causes structural damage. That means it also puts you and any other occupants of the building at risk of injury. Rotting or crumbling structures may simply no longer provide the support they were designed for. Combined with the health risks associated with mould, this fact represents one of the most important reasons to protect yourself from rising damp as soon as possible.

That’s easy to do with help from the experts at Mercian Preservation. We’re thoroughly qualified to protect your home, commercial building, or historic property from rising damp. Contact us today for more information about our damp proofing services.