Posts tagged “Damp”

Damp in your home can be a homeowners worst nightmare. Damp not only causes unsightly stains and unpleasant odours. It can also cause severe damage to the structure of the property and have serious health hazards for occupants. 
 
Recognising the signs of damp early on is crucial for preventing further problems and ensuring a healthy living environment. There are several different ways to spot damp in your home. In this blog post, we’ll explore four common signs of damp, providing practical solutions for fixing them. 
Identifying rising damp in your property can be difficult, as it can appear to be the same as many other types of damp. This article points out the causes and effects of rising damp, including the signs to look out for, and tips on how to treat it. If you suspect you have rising damp in your home, it's important to get it properly diagnosed and treated quickly.  
Dealing with damp is a significant concern for homeowners that requires careful consideration and effective solutions. Damp can infiltrate the foundation of your building, begin to disintegrate and grow mould. This is especially common among older houses that may never have received any damp-proofing. This is also prevalent in newer homes that had initial damp proofing installed but haven’t had any updates or recent service checks. However, there are solutions that exist to help homeowners deal with damp. 
Mould growth and dampness can be persistent issues in many homes, posing potential health risks and compromising the structural integrity of the property. Professional mould removal and damp proofing services are essential to effectively address these problems. We’ll explore the significance of tackling mould and dampness with expert assistance and the benefits it brings to homeowners. 
Mould isn’t just unpleasant and unwelcome, it’s dangerous. Some household moulds release dangerous toxins into the air that cause allergic reactions and even lead to long-term health problems. Furthermore, if left unchecked, it will cause damage to the organic structure of your home. 
The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is plummeting. The season for winter coats and hot chocolate is almost in full swing. You might thoroughly enjoy winter, unfortunately, so does damp. 
 
There are some types of damp that thrive in wintry conditions. The colder temperatures, central heating and increased rainfall create the perfect environment for it to run rampant. 
Unless you are about to tuck into a giant slab of stilton cheese, mould isn’t an appetising thought. It looks unsightly, it brings a nasty fragrance with it. If you have an area bespeckled with black mould, ignoring it isn’t going to make it go away. 
 
You probably have that friend, the “sort of” handy one who comes around and does your little bits of DIY. They might add a lock to your shed door or paint your skirting board. So, you show them this freckled area of damp and they tell you with confident authority that “it won’t hurt you, it’s only a cosmetic problem.” 
Well, that’s alright then, isn’t it? 
 
Well, if you are reading this article now, please feel free to forward it to your handy friend. You see, it could quite easily be more than just a cosmetic problem. 
You’ve seen all the pictures, heard all horror stories, and now you are worried that you might have damp in your house. Nobody wants that. 
 
Not only can it cause respiratory problems for you and your family, but it can cause structural damage. Neither are an ideal situation for a family home. But how can you be sure you have damp? 
 
Here are some tell-tale signs that you have damp in your home. 
Nobody likes finding mould or rot in their home, do they? It isn’t very fragrant, and it certainly isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Despite mould being rather commonplace in Britain, we can mistakenly assume that mould is no big deal. 
 
How many times have you decided just to clean the area rather than call in the damp proofing experts? 
 
The problem is mould can be a big deal. It can exacerbate many health issues; it can also cause structural damage in your home. Moreover, there are many kinds of mould that can invade your home. 
This content will be shown in the summI understand that it’s off the back of a comparably miserable summer that I say this; however, Winter is coming. The cold and the damp will soon be in force, and over the next few months you are more at risk of letting damp attack your home. 
 
I know! Sometimes it seems that black mould and damp can be a force all their own. But there are ways that you can help prevent a fungal invasion. 
 
Here are 5 measures you can take to prevent damp in your home.ary on the main blog page. Click on this text to edit it. 
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