When is the tenant responsible for damp?

Most often condensation and mould is a by-product of the tenant’s activities in the property. Many of the things we do in our daily routine produce steam or heat variances that cause condensation to accumulate in certain areas of the property. Once condensation settles on the surfaces, the water droplets soak inside. Repeated exposures can … Read more

When is the landlord responsible for damp?

The landlord is responsible for the exterior of the property, the supply of water and the maintenance of the plumbing. Any damage they cause to the interior will also be a responsibility of the landlord. Take a look at our list of possible causes: The property is not water tight If water gets in through the exterior … Read more

What is dry rot?

Dry Rot is a fungus that eats away at the cellulose component within wood, turning it brown and ultimately reducing the timber to a dry and crumbly state with noticeable cuboidal fractures. It is caused when dampness combined with lack of ventilation provides the ideal conditions for fungal attack. It can affect all types of … Read more

Removal of Mould and Cleaning-up after Water Leaks and Floods.

It is very important to clean up and dry-out the property immediately after water damage caused by flooding, water leaks and condensation, before mould spores have a chance to accumulate and grow. Take a look at our advice below for helpful tips in dealing with cleanup after flood and water damage in order to prevent … Read more

Protection when dealing with mould

When mould is disturbed, it can greatly increase the amount of mould spores present in the air. Follow these precautions when working with mouldy materials: Use rubber gloves Use eye goggles that seal out fine dust. Wear disposable overalls. Wear a medium to high-efficiency filter dust mask. Do not eat, drink or smoke in the … Read more

Methods used to identify sources of damp

Visual Inspection The main areas to focus your inspection: Down pipes and roof guttering Damp proof course issues Roof and flashing issues Age and construction of the property Internal escape of water issues Pointing issues General property maintenance issues of that property and other attached properties Local Research History of flooding from news articles Postcode … Read more

Fire Clean Up

Speed of Response Ash and smoke, if left unhindered, will cause extensive corrosion, etching and discolouration, not to mention lingering powerful odours. Professionals that clean after fire and smoke damage can stop this before it becomes a major problem, assuming they are contacted soon enough. Within 48 Hours Metal and UPVC fixtures are restorable as … Read more

Procedure to follow if you have a fire or flood at your property

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AFTER FIRE & SMOKE DAMAGE Follow these tips if your property has been effected by fire & smoke damage. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help with fire & smoke damage to commercial and private property. Assessing the damaged areas Carrying out safety checks, if required, … Read more

Drying Buildings

Speed of response A speedy response to a flood or moisture incident is very important to limit further deterioration in the building and content. The drying out process should begin as soon as possible following the initial moisture intrusion. The longer building materials and structural assemblies are exposed to moisture the deeper it will penetrate … Read more

Condensation

What is condensation? It is one of the most common causes of damp within homes and occurs when large quantities of water vapour from general everyday living become trapped within a property. When the warm moist damp air comes into contact with cooler air, or a surface which is at a lower temperature, the result … Read more

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