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    When you know you have damp issues in your home

    This month has seen an unprecedented amount of emails and calls for advice regarding water ingress and damp issues in the home. With the bad weather not letting up any time soon now is the time to act and get your home checked out for any signs of damp.  If you have seen any of the following signs in your home maybe its time to investigate further.

    Condensation – very often associated with poor ventilation and can be rectified very easily tell tell signs include steamed-up windows and puddles on the window sill, damp patches, peeling wallpaper, black spotty mildew, water running down walls.

    Raising Damp – Look out for patches above skirting boards and use your nose – you can often smell damp even if you can’t actually see it.

    Penetrating Damp – Typical signs are damp and blotchy patches on the wall, wet and crumbly plaster, the presence of fungus or mildew and, in severe cases, water on the surface. This can normally be associated with missing roof tiles, leaking down pipes  overflowing gutters, faulty roofs and wall flashing and badly fitting windows or doors.

    Leaks – Leaking pipe work within the home, seals around baths all can contribute to damp issues if left untreated and cause issues over a period of time.

    I came across this video Damp – first signs which I want to share with you as I think Craig explains in plain English what to look for and how to treat accordingly.

    If you want some advice on issues within your own home whether its coming from the roof or ground level our builders can come out and provide you ways to manage and deal with the situation.

    Thursday, 31 Jan 2013

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