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Damp Survey FAQs

It’s important to us at Croft Preservation that our customers are able to deal with their damp problems quickly and efficiently, so we’ve put together a list of some frequently asked questions we receive regarding our professional damp surveys. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01202 737739.

What is a damp survey?

A damp survey is conducted by one of our damp specialists, who will assess the type and extent of the damp problem affecting your property before suggesting an effective solution to ensure it is resolved quickly.

Will I get a report following a damp survey?

You should always receive a report detailing the results of our damp survey so you can make an informed decision on how you want to proceed. At Croft Preservation, all our damp surveys include a full, jargon-free report to ensure our customers understand exactly what the problem is and our suggested course of action.

How much is a damp survey?

Our damp surveys are very cost-effective and you are guaranteed to receive the best possible guidance, advice and customer service from our team of damp experts. Contact us today to discuss the cost of a damp survey today.

My damp survey has confirmed I have damp, what’s my next step?

If a damp survey reveals an underlying damp issue in your property, one of our damp experts can recommend the best course of action, whether that’s a few simple steps you can take yourself, through to undertaking the installation of a full damp course. If you are still unsure, please call us on 01202 737739 and we’ll be happy to help.

When do I need to get a damp survey?

It is important to get a damp survey as soon as you spot any signs of damp, even if you’re not sure that it is a problem. Signs include watermarks or discolouration on walls, condensation, mould, peeling wallpaper and blistered paint. Is it also good practice to carry out a damp survey before selling or buying a property.

Why do I need a damp survey?

You need to get a professional damp survey because damp in a home or business can have serious consequences. Excess moisture leads to the growth of mould, which can cause serious illness and even damage the structural integrity of a building. Furthermore, water damage can significantly decrease the overall value of your property.

Why should I choose Croft Preservation as my damp surveyors?

Our team of damp surveyors are fully qualified and have many years of experience identifying and treating all kinds of damp in all types of buildings, from residential homes to large industrial buildings.

Once we complete your damp survey, we will provide you with a detailed report, written in plain English, and make expert recommendations that you can trust thanks to our excellent reputation for workmanship and customer service.

What is penetrating damp?

Penetrating damp is a common problem that is caused by a number of issues including leaky pipes, damaged roofs and blocked guttering. If your damp survey has identified penetrating damp as a problem, our experts will rectify the source in order to effectively treat the issue.

Is there a difference between dry rot and wet rot?

Both dry and wet rot are wood-destroying fungi but there are large differences between them. Wet rot, as the names suggests, needs a much a high moisture level of around 50% to grow whereas dry rot can start to spread in much dryer conditions. Wet rot tends to be confined to one area of the timber and is relatively easy to treat.

Dry rot is a much more serious problem as it can spread and destroy other timbers in the property leading to a serious safety hazard. If you think your property is suffering from either type, call us straight away on 01202 737739 and we’ll conduct a professional damp survey.

To find out more about our affordable damp surveys, don't hesitate to call us during business hours Monday-Friday, or fill in a contact form and we will get back to you asap.

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