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How can I Diagnose Damp

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  • 11-07-2016
How can I Diagnose Damp

When it comes to diagnosing damp, it's important to know what to look for. Here are a few great tips on how you can successfully diagnose damp in your home. 

One of the first things you should consider when you diagnose damp is pipes and fittings. Defective fittings can cause a leak in the system and this can cause damp to appear. Always check rainwater fittings and gulleys at ground level too. 

Look out for condensation as this can cause damage as well. This is when droplets of water form on surfaces and cause mould to grow. It can also lead to damp issues, although wet weather is not necessary. 

Penetrating damp shows up as patches on your walls. This is when moisture absorbs through the wall and causes damage to your structure internally.

Tanking membranes

Finally, you should look out for rising damp. This can usually be seen above floor level, close to the ground on your walls. There can also be white deposits as a result of salt residue. And in some rare cases malt can grow as well. This is one reason why you should consider effective damp proofing products such as tanking membranes.

Remember to always check all your plumbing and fittings. If there are any leaks cracks, replace the items immediately to avoid moisture from leaking. This will help to prevent damp causing problems in your home.

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