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Damp Proofing Methods

Damp Proofing Methods

Damp can be found in many different households up and down the country. It is a common ailment which can seriously damage the structure and the interior of your home if you do not see to it straight away. It can also cause a problem to your whole house if you do not address the problems promptly. A recent study found that you are 75% at greater risk of developing problems with your breathing and your lungs if you live in a damp or mouldy house.

You may be able to tell that you have damp by several tell-tale signs. For example, the walls may feel wet and damp to the touch as well is cold. You might also see marks of water on the ceilings or up the walls. These would be caused by the salt in the water which is deposited on the area. Rising damp works when the moisture works its way up the wall, carrying salt with it. This will cause major damage to your plasterwork in the long run.

You might also find mould and mildew around the windows. You might also find it on the furniture and curtains, and another good sign is if you have green moss outside of your home. This may be growing in the junction of gutter.

It is highly recommended that if you notice any damp in your home or sign of damp, you should contact a damp specialist who is able to diagnose the problem and treat it properly. They have qualifications in this area and as such, they are able to carry out a damp survey on your home and identify the best course of action. The best way to do this is to use a search engine. This enables you to search for all the damp proofing companies in Stafford – an example search would be ‘damp proofing Stafford’.

However, to help the problem from getting any worse, you should make sure that you properly ventilate your home for the time being. This will allow fresh air into the house and stop condensation from building up.

 Another thing that you should do is make sure that your roof is in good condition and that there are no leaks or broken tiles. You should also check your guttering. Make sure that you do not dry clothes on radiators because this will again encourage condensation. To help with the humidity of the room, use extractor fans if you have them. This is the case particularly in rooms like the kitchen and bathroom. You should then get a damp course installed in your home by a damp specialist.

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