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Why Rising Damp Can Be a Problem

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  • 24-03-2017
Why Rising Damp Can Be a Problem

Why Rising Damp Can Be a Problem

Rising damp appears in the form of an unwanted moisture from the building structure. This is caused by water within the structure or intrusion from outside. The high proportion of the damp problems of the buildings is usually triggered by condensation or rain penetration.

The sad thing about rising damp is that most homeowners or building owners do not really consider it as an issue. In fact, the majority of them do not give attention to the problem as they should. 

Home owners aren't aware of the possible consequences of rising damp to their property. It can also have an impact on their lives as well. With this, it is necessary for people to have a better understanding of the potential risks brought by rising damp. Indeed, it's not a simple issue to take out of context and our understanding. 

Below are reasons that rising damp is indeed a big problem to solve. 

  • The collapse of the floor.This can happen because of the sagging in the flashboard rotting where the gap is created. This area is responsible for supporting your staircase. There is a big possibility that your floor may collapse completely. 
  • Health risk.Aside from rising damp causing a problem to the appearance of your building, it can be a health risk. If your house is already with rising damp, this will also cause health risks. This can result in different problems having a damp property such respiratory illnesses and allergies. The mould and dust mites are the major reason for respiratory health problems. Living in a damp house with sensitive skin can lead you to develop allergies or eczema. The growth of mould or dust mites caused by rising damp can put you and your family at risk of health problems.
  • Serious damage to property.There may be serious rising damp in your building. Chances are your wall surface will result into staining. Your decorations will also have stains making it not appealing. 
  • Serious damage to property.There may be serious rising damp in your building. Chances are your wall surface will result into staining. Your decorations will also have stains making it not appealing. The longtime rising damp problem in your house or building can make some of its structures collapse. As a result, your property will become more damaged as you will not take necessary action in solving it.
  • Excessive repairs. This is one of the distressing problems you may encounter having rising damp in your building.  You will be prone to different repairs that will cost you money. You have to ensure fixing the damaged plastering or external stones or the damaged gutters and pipes in order to stop further problems. Also, you have to consider repairs for some of the parts of your house which collapsed.

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