Condensation and damp problems?
We provide professional reports and repair solutions for; Customers with homes that are suffering from rising or penetrating damp, condensation and mould problems, we can provide help and advice - and ensure the most appropriate solutions are recommended.
Obvious signs that indicate you may have a problem are:
- Stained walls and damp ceilings.
- Brickwork and plaster that is salting.
- Peeling wallpaper especially above skirting boards.
- Musty damp smells and odours.
- Rotten skirting boards and peeling paint.
- Unsightly black mould.
Condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness in domestic homes and buildings, and is nearly always associated with black mould growth (Aspergillus niger), which will if left untreated cause extensive damage to your home, and can potentially be a serious risk to the health of occupants, especially the young.
Severe condensation problem
Solving condensation problems
Mould above window
WHY YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.
The problem arises because of high relative humidity, a lack of natural ventilation and, in most cases cold external walls and surfaces. Sometimes it is possible to reduce humidity by regulating activities like drying clothes indoors, in most cases better ventilation is the solution.
Today many older homes are used in ways that were never anticipated when they were built. By swapping draughty wooden windows with modern double glazing, replacing coal fires with central heating, taking more baths and showers, and using appliances such as tumble driers we create and trap more moist air in our homes.
By itself, more moist air for a limited period is not usually a problem. However combine that with defects caused by poor workmanship when your home was built, or failures in parts of the structure due to age - then you can have a significant problem.
WHAT ACTION TO TAKE.
Homes can suffer dampness for a number of reasons. This can be down to one or more defects in your property, rising or penetrating damp, or so called 'life-style' issues. Often it is a combination of factors. To effectively diagnose a damp and condensation problem we need to understand how your home is used and identify problem areas. By pinpointing the underlying causes we can put in place an effective course of action.
Our report is jargon free,
Our survey and report is jargon free and explains what the problem is and what the options are. As an established company we have been helping homeowners across Yorkshire improve their homes since 1993. our survey will help you deal with the problems permanently.
Contact us to discuss your damp and condensation problems today.
Damp and condensation surveys and reports through out Leeds, Harrogate and York, Including all West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. Established since 1993.