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How to identify a damp problem in your home

How to identify a damp problem in your home

Signs of damp are not always easy to spot in your home. We identify the top three tell-tale signs that you have a damp problem and what we can do to help.

Damp problems are not always as easy to identify as black mould stains on the wall, though that is a very clear sign indeed! It can occur slowly over time, which means it can sneak up on you so that you don’t notice it until it’s very bad. If you have a lot of furniture in a room, there’s always the chance that they could be hiding signs of damp on your walls and are becoming affected themselves, so being alert to these signs will help you prevent interior and structural damage due to rising and penetrating damp.

Dark stains on your wall

By far the most obvious sign that your home has a damp problem, black stains are a sign of mould build-up, which is not only an eyesore, but has negative health connotations according to growing evidence. It is therefore important to get this handled as soon as possible. Removal of the mould yourself would be ineffective, as the mould is a result of your damp problem and will only come back. We can provide you with a comprehensive damp proofing solution to erase your mould problems for good!

Damp or musty smell

Even if you can’t see visible signs of a damp problem, you might be able to smell it. A damp or musty smell in your home is often caused by mould spores and mildew, which settle in areas which are either damp or vulnerable to it. Even if you are unable to locate the source of the distasteful odour, or are unsure if you have a damp problem at all, our expert team can carry out a survey and inspection of your property to get to the root of your damp problem.

Peeling and blistering paint

Wallpaper that is beginning to crack, peel or blister, is a typical sign of rising damp in your home, even if it is not noticeably damp. This usually is first noticeable when a corner comes away from a skirting board and begins to curl up. As experts in both solving your damp problems and refurbishment, we can have your room looking good as new again.

Have you noticed any of these three signs of a damp problem in your home? We can carry out a fast and convenient inspection and provide the damp proofing solution! Contact us  on 01202 737739 to find out more.

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