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Corrective Measures for Damp

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  • 03-11-2016
Corrective Measures for Damp

When it comes to damp, it's important to know how to fix it. Let's take a look at remedial measures to help prevent damp from causing trouble in your home. 

There are many ways to treat damp, but some can be expensive. That's why you should try to prevent damp from occurring in the first place. It's more affordable to prevent than to repair. Plus, it's easier to maintain a damp-free home than spending money to repair damp problems.

It might be as simple as keeping drains and pipes clean. And you should also look for cracks in all your walls. This will either prevent damp from occurring, or avoid it from causing further damage. 

You can control air moisture condensation by maintaining your home's humidity. You can increase ventilation by opening windows, especially if you use a tumble dryer.

As soon as you see moss, brush it off. It can block drains and gutters and this can cause moisture. Also remember to control damp below ground. It can rise and cause damage to your walls and structures. 

You can replace hard cement with a more suitable mortar. This can improve a damp wall and allow rising damp to dry out. If your floor has a damp-proof membrane, replace it with breathable construction.

Particular areas can be very susceptible to damp, like cellars. Keep a close eye on these areas and ensure that you damp-proof the area as much as possible. 

ProTecure specialises in professional damp proofing services in Bedfordshire. Contact us for a free assessment and quotation for your home or office.