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Do you want to prevent damp problems? Have you had damp problems in the past and want to stop damp problems returning in the future? If so, read our five steps on how to stop damp problems becoming an issue within your home below.
To help stop damp problems, simply follow the "five R's":
Simple chores every couple of months will lead to a healthier property. Things such as checking and cleaning out gutters and downpipes every so often helps to ensure no issues with your water management systems.
Looking out for cracks and sealing any leaking joints within the water management goods will assist to prevent excess moisture being absorbed within the building.
This does not necessary mean organising for a surveyor to come out. There’s a lot you can do for yourself. However, it does no harm from time to time (every 3 years) to organise a "property MOT". Look out for:
As soon as you detect a damp problem, deal with it quickly. Damp is a bit like toothache. The longer you leave it the more costly the issue becomes. In short, rapid action leads to more money in your pocket!
The most common cause of damp issues today is condensation because we now live in tightly sealed homes. Moisture simply has no where to go. To minimise the impact of damp issues such as unsightly black mould on your walls, adopt simple lifestyle changes in your home such as opening windows when showering and cooking. To learn more, download out condensation help and information pack.
You would be amazed at the moment of damp and rot issues that occur simply due to bad seals around baths and showers, especially when most of us use these facilities every day. By simply paying a little bit of attention to the seals when having a bath or shower, you can save yourself hundreds (if not thousands) of pounds. A little bit of DIY yourself will help prevent wet rot (or even dry rot) occurring underneath your bath and shower.
As much as it is great to be preventative to stop damp problems emerging, sometimes unsuspected damp problems just happen. If that is the case, you might want to visit our damp proofing section to help you identify the particular damp issue you have and how you can go about rectifying the issue. Alternatively, visit the links below regarding damp treatment or a damp survey.
If you just want to speak to someone with regards to getting some help towards treating a particular damp problem you have, call 0800 65 22 678 or scroll down to complete our contact form and we will arrange for some to call and speak to you at a time that's convenient for you.
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