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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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