How To Prevent Damp Causing Problems In Your Home

In the United Kingdom, damp proofing is essential as damp and mildew are a common problem. You may have noticed mildew on your furniture, roof, or even walls if your home is damp. It’s critical to stop the damp from getting to the point where it’s affecting the wellbeing of your family and everyone else who lives there, as well as causing property damage.

What Forms Of Damp Are There

Dampness in the home normally occurs as a result of a flaw in the construction of the home. There are two types of damp: penetrating damp and rising damp. Moisture enters your home through external defects such as loose roof tiles and cracks in the walls, causing penetrating damp.

Rising damp happens if your homes damp-proof course is not effective or damaged and it allows water to rise into your floor or walls.

What Are The Symptoms Of Dampness

It is vitally important to know the symptoms to look for to determine whether your house has a damp problem. The most common dampness symptoms may include: –

  • Musty or damp smell in certain rooms
  • Damp or mouldy shoes and clothes in your wardrobe
  • Mould and mildew formation around the home
  • Watermarks and stains on walls and ceilings
  • Rotting wood in the house structure
  • Damp and mould under your home

Condensation can also be a sign of damp but not in all situations. You may notice some condensation even if your home is not damp – especially in the winter so don’t panic but maybe seek professional advice.

How To Identify Moisture Sources

Once you’ve learned the signs and symptoms of damp, you’ll need to figure out where the moisture is coming from in your home. Moisture is generated in the home during a variety of activities such as showering and cooking. The moisture generated during these activities can often be easily managed in your home with proper ventilation, heating, and insulation.

Moisture from the outside or leaking pipes are two other significant causes of dampness in the home. Moisture may also enter your home via the foundation. These moisture sources are usually concealed and can be overlooked.

If these damp-causing problems are not addressed, they can damage the house and lower its value.

Professional Damp Proofing Devon

One of the most common blunders is believing that installing a ventilation system or a dehumidifier in the home would fix the issue. These remedies merely cover up the dampness rather than removing it.

Preventing Damp Causing Problems

Damp proofing the floors and walls is the most reliable way to avoid problems caused by damp. Before damp proofing the floor, a damp proofing expert will inspect it for any evidence of moisture. The water could be coming from your gutters, irrigation system, or downpipes.

Once the source of the water has been found, it must be resolved to avoid further dampness. The floors and walls would then be damp proofed if needed. Groundwater cannot enter your home because waterproof walls are installed on the floor.

Choose Orchard Preservations

Anyone can get damp or rot issues in their home, no matter how new or well-kept your house is. These issues can cause immense and expensive property damage if left unchecked, which is why it’s important to call damp proofing specialist Orchard Preservations as soon as you notice signs of damp.

Our experienced and reliable team will be able to implement an effective treatment that works for your needs throughout Exeter and surrounding areas of the South West. Contact us today.

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