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Damp Problems

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Damp is an insidious force in any property – it can silently infect your home or business property and wreak havoc, causing superficial and fundamental damage hand in hand. At Damp Surveyors & Damp Proofing UK, we do our best to uncover damp that has infiltrated your property, limiting the likelihood that you’ll experience widespread damp and mould spread throughout the structure. Our customers rely on us to protect their properties, and throughout the time we’ve operated in the London area, we’ve managed to accomplish this. Listed below, you can find a few of the dangers associated with damp – and we think you’ll find clear reasons for why you should invest in regular inspections and extensive damp proofing for your property.

How Damp Takes Hold

Damp can be caused by a number of factors, but is largely split into three categories – rising damp, penetrating damp, and condensation caused damp. These three types of damp are the biggest threats to your property caused by the spread of moisture, and you need to take robust measures to make sure they don’t undermine the health or wellbeing of you or your property. Damp is the unwanted presence of moisture in your building structure, and regardless of the exact cause of the damp, it is always exacerbated by higher levels of humidity. Warmth and moisture will see the spread of damp in your home, and that will eventually see the spread of mould, and worse.

Health Problems

At Damp Surveyors & Damp Proofing UK, we’re concerned with keeping your homes in a solid, habitable condition and stopping them from experiencing decay – but our first priority is always going to be safeguarding the health of our valued customers. The presence of damp is almost always a precursor to the presence of mould, fungi, and bacterial growth, and this can seriously affect the air quality in your property. If you have allergies, respiratory problems, asthma, or a weakened immune system, you’re at risk of experiencing health problems going forward. Even if you don’t have any pre-existing conditions, there’s still a good chance that you’ll develop health conditions from such environmental factors.

Structural Issues

It’s possible that if you leave damp in your property for long enough, your property will begin to experience structural issues which could totally undermine the habitability of your property in the long run. The worst case scenario is that the damp could enter your foundation, and when you have foundation problems, the repairs tend to be highly disruptive and incredibly expensive.

Decay and Deterioration

The more common side of property concerns with the spread of damp tends to be related to peeling wallpaper, rotting wood, flaking paint, and plaster decay. Mostly these fall into the nuisance category, but it still needs to be taken seriously – especially considering the other concerns that result from the spread of damp. You can avoid dealing with these issues once they’ve developed by investing in regular damp surveying inspections and widespread damp proofing.

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