When left untreated, damp turns into mould and mould can release poisonous spores into the air which can cause respiratory problems, allergies, asthma and damage to the immune system. At Croft Preservation, our team is determined to help protect all our customers from the effects of damp and, as our head offices are based there, damp proofing Poole is of top priority.
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Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, your insurance will not cover you in the case of a damp problem like rising damp or condensation. This is because damp usually falls under the category of ‘gradual deterioration’, which most buildings, contents and landlord insurance policies do not cover.
For many people, a damp problem in their home is viewed as little more than an eyesore, however, ignoring damp in your home is a big mistake. Here are 3 reasons why.
Contrary to its name, woodworm is in fact a generic term that refers to various types of woodboring beetle and larvae commonly found throughout the UK. These little pests can attack almost any type of timber, from furniture and floorboards to joists and rafters, and can cause serious structural damage if left untreated. Fortunately, woodworm is fairly easy to spot as the beetles leave distinctive exit holes and a powdery dust on the wood’s surface.
Damp in the home not only looks unpleasant but can have serious consequences to your health and the safety of your property.
Damp starts with a build-up of moisture and can come in many different forms, each of which requires a different type of treatment. To help prevent damp problems before they begin, follow these simple tips our experts at Croft Preservation have put together.