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Signs of Damp

Damp may not always be obvious to spot in your property. It can appear rapidly after flash flooding or it can be very slow to emerge, in many cases taking several years before a damp problem becomes visible. No two cases of damp are identical, so correct diagnosis by a specialist surveyor is important to prevent unnecessary expense on a solution that ultimately may not solve the underlying damp issue.

Rentokil specialist surveyors can identify damp problems indoors and on the exterior of your property, diagnosing the extent of the affected area, the kind of damp issue affecting your home and offer the most suitable solution to resolve it.

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Tell-tale signs of a damp problem

  • Damp and musty smell
  • Mould or mildew forming on walls
  • Staining of wall coverings, peeling wallpaper & blistering paint
  • Dark patches & damp walls
  • Discolouration & fragmenting plaster
  • Decay of timber by wood rotting fungi or presence of wood-boring weevils
  • Rising damp may also be visible on skirting boards, where nails or screws show signs of rust
  • Rusting can also develop on angle beads within damp plaster work
  • The appearance of salt stains on outside walls
  • Mortar on the outside of the property begins to crumble away
Penetrating damp due to damaged rain water goods

Penetrating damp due to damaged rain water goods

Plaster work damaged by salting due to damp

Plaster work damaged by salting due to damp

Rising damp on exterior brickwork

Rising damp on exterior brickwork

Dealing with Damp

We offer a professional, specialist survey to help deal with damp issues and provide effective damp proofing treatment for damage caused by rising damp, low level penetrating damp and solutions for any associated rot or woodworm issues. Our surveys are undertaken in accordance with the Property Care Association 'Code of Practice'. A detailed assessment of the extent of any damage is carried out by our Certificated Surveyors in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) and any recommendations for specific treatment for your property is documented and supplied for consideration.  

Contact us on 0800 0121 437 for more details on the effective damp treatments we offer or to arrange for a damp survey.

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