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How to Identify Rising Damp

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  • 12-04-2017
How to Identify Rising Damp

How to Identify Rising Damp

Rising damp can totally affect your external and internal walls. So, as soon as you see the problem, you have to do some actions to stop it from pursuing. All related rising damp problems can cause damage to your property. 

In fact, it can lead to greater damage once it is not given attention the right way. Certainly, when this problem arises, your money is at stake. The worst thing about rising damp is that you might be required to do some repairs on your home or renovate it. 

Rising damp is a serious issue that can also harm your health. This is because the development of moulds or dust mites. This may trigger your allergies or cause respiratory illnesses.

At this time, you have to pay attention to ensuring that your house is free from the danger of rising damp. If you're already suspecting a problem, it's best to solve it as fast as you can.

To easily and quickly identify the signs of rising damp, the following guidelines can help.

You have to check the outer surface of your property. This is to ensure that all surfaces do not carry water and moisture that may affect the foundation of the house. 

Your new damp course must separate the building from the ground levels surrounding your property. There's a great possibility that damp may rise after many years. When renovation your decking or your roof, make sure that moisture will not find its entry to the house.

Check your cavity wall installation to check whether it is properly installed or not. The installation of your cavity wall needs to exceed the level of your DPC.

Also, you have to check whether the following are blocked or damaged: 

  • Drainpipe 
  • Flashing 
  • Guttering 
  • Roofing 

If these are faulty, they can contribute to the damp which causes water leakage to the walls. 

Check whether you have enough air bricks around the sides of your building. Determine if they are blocked or not. Their position should be 180 cm or 5ft 11 in. 

Check your kitchen, boiler and bathroom. See if they are well-ventilated are still capable of carrying the condensation away. Here, dehumidifiers are a great choice in removing the moisture from the atmosphere.

Check the rendering, brickwork and others of your chimney to see if there is a damage on the surface of the waterproof. 

Check your pipework to identify if there are possible leaks.

Now, with the easy ways of identifying all the signs of rising damp, you have the chance to quickly spot of there is some problem rising. And, by identifying these the earliest, it will help you any possible problems that may occur.

Do you have a damp problem?