Finding damp in your property is never pleasant, but fortunately there are a few things you can do to prevent and deal with damp. Take a look at below our advice on dealing with damp.
Find the source and control the spread
Damp can be caused by a number of factors including leaks, cracks, blocked drains, broken gutters, damaged roof tiles and more. Luckily, if you spot damp early before it has spread it is much easier to deal with. For example, if there is a high level of condensation in the room you could simply open the windows and ventilate the room. There are also a number of affordable, high quality cleaning products you can buy to deal with small amounts of mould and damp.
Maintain your pipes
As mentioned, blocked and broken pipes are one of the most common causes of damp in residential properties. If your pipes are already broken or leaking, you will most likely need to hire a professional to get them fixed quickly and prevent further damage and issues. Preventative measures such as regularly checking the condition of your pipes and cleaning out your gutters is recommended to prevent water damage and the build-up of damp.
Get a Damp Survey
At Charles Piton Limited, we have many years’ experience helping residential and commercial clients across the South East to deal with damp. Our friendly and professional team are fully qualified to carry out damp surveys as well as dealing with the clean-up and repairing damage.
Our damp surveys include a full visual inspection of the property to establish the cause of the damp – this includes a full inspection of the interior and exterior of the building. We make note of any potential issues and include these in our final report. We also carry out research on the local area to establish whether there are any environmental factors which could have resulted in damp.
If you need help with damp or would like a damp survey completed on your property, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.
What Happens If You Don’t Sort Out Damp
If you don’t resolve your damp problem you simply will never be rid of your damp. We at CPL use the latest technology to find your damp and then solve the problem. The side effects, these can also be hidden side effect, if you don’t deal with the damp is the formation of mould. In particular black mould which can read to health issues such as respiratory issues especially in the young and the old. You can read about dealing with black mould here.