Signs of Damp?
Check for common signs of damp in your property
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A large number of property owners across the UK deal with damp problems every year, but not to worry we are here to help.
With over 60 years worth of experiance we provide extensive damp proofing inspections for both residential and commercial properties by Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT).
Our experts will assess and correctly diagnose the extent and type of dampness then provide recommendations on specific damp proof treatments for the most effective ways to treat your specific damp problem.
Damp is caused by the build-up of excess moisture within a building, from either internal condensation or intrusion from outside. The term damp proofing covers several different methods used to keep excess moisture out of a building.
Damp proofing treatments help to prevent water being absorbed through walls or floors and entering interior spaces of a property. If damp passes through the fabric of walls or floors it could lead to structural damage and timber decay (such as dry or wet rot) within the building.
Damp can appear rapidly following a heavy downpour or it can slowly due to leaky guttering, damaged roof titles or lead flashing. The only time you may become aware of a damp problem is when you find a damp patch on your wall – often in the plaster.
Problems with damp in a building may be related to a variety of reasons. This may be due to poor build quality, lack of building maintenance or the deterioration of building fabric, with dampness often relating to one of three main issues.
Rising damp occurs as water rises up mortar & masonry from the ground, or through solid floors if the damp proof membrane is damaged. Our rising damp treatments have a 30-year guarantee.
Penetrating Damp can occur if water enters a property via damaged rainwater goods, leaking pipes, cracked render, or earth retaining walls from the outside of the building.
Condensation is the consequence of high levels of humid air being trapped within a building. This causes damp patches on walls & water droplets on windows, which can lead to mould.
There are sometimes other causes of dampness in properties, such as leaking pipes or damaged drainage - these should not be over looked.
Our expert surveyors are Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and Certificated Surveyors in structural waterproofing meaning you can be assured they will effectively diagnose and treat a damp problem on your residential or commercial property.
Rentokil Property Care is a member of the Property Care Association (PCA) which governs the quality of member companies to ensure high standards are maintained. All of our damp proofing and rot surveys are undertaken in accordance with the 'Code of Practice' set by the PCA.
Contact us on 0808 256 3630 for details on effective damp proofing treatments or book a survey appointment online.