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When it comes to treating penetrating damp, the first important step is to establish and rectify the source of moisture/water ingress. More often than not you will find some of the following property problems are the cause of penetrating damp:
If you do not fancy some DIY then a competent builder or plumber should be able to identify and fix any of the above problems and cut off the moisture supply to your penetrating damp problem.
Hold off thinking about repairing any damaged plaster work and redecorating the affected areas just yet. Along with any noticeable damage you can initially see, your penetrating damp problem may have caused other problems to your property such as:
Black mould is a fairly straight forward process to resolve. Simply follow our steps within our black mould removal page.
For dry rot and wet rot, however, you want to be 'making right' the damaged timber prior to redecorating the area. If you are are unsure what you should be looking out for, visit our dry rot tell tale signs or identify wet rot webpages. The one thing we would stress is do not ignore it. Dry and wet rot can be a bit like toothache. The longer you leave it, the worse and more expensive it becomes to repair.
If you are unsure what you should be looking for, now may be the time to call in a professionally qualified damp surveyor from Wise Property Care to ascertain whether any further damage has been caused by the water penetrating through your property. A qualified surveyor will not only be able to identify the true extent of any damage caused, but also propose a treatment plan speciifcally tailored for your property and budget.
As multi industry award winners, we are proud to say we are experts in identifying penetrating damp problems (including any other forms of damp) and tailoring the treatment plan to meet both yourself and your property's requirements.
With our meaningful 20 year penetrating damp guarantee covering any undertaken treatment, you can rest assured that your penetrating damp problem will soon be a thing of the past.
Wise Property Care are the only building preservation company in the UK to be regulated by the RICS, making us a wise choice for your property. All of our Wise surveyors are fully qualified and experienced professionals who are ready to eradicate your penetrating damp problems.Book a survey
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Just like any form of property repair, penetrating damp can be problematic, especially if you are unable to identify what is causing the issue. If you suspect your property has a penetrating damp problem and may require professional treatment then we are here to help.
Contact Wise Property Care today on 0800 65 22 678 to book a penetrating damp survey, or if you would prefer to book online, click the button below.
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