It may be all doom and gloom in the press, but we have noticed a definate up-turn in the number of pre-purchase timber and damp surveys in the past month. It is always a good idea to have your prospective home fully surveyed by a qualified RICS surveyor who can pin point any major defects and recommend specialist surveyors for any serious areas of concern. Dampworks only send qualified surveyors to assess your property, so you can be secure in the knowledge that the issues behind any damp or timber problems will be found….before you buy your property and are stuck with large remedial costs! Contact us for more information if your home buyers survey has highlighted potential rising damp, dry or wet rot, condensation or wood worm problems.
The Condensation Season is upon us! If you are experiencing black mould in the corners of walls or windows, this is a sure sign you have a condensation problem.
Condensation is caused when too much moisture is trapped inside your house – this moisture is produced when cooking or bathing. But the moisture does not stay in the bathroom or kitchen – it travels around your home searching for the coldest surfaces where it condenses to form water droplets.
As these water droplets are pure, having been created by steam, they are the ideal environment for the black mould fungus to thrive.
It is a common mistake to try to fix the problem of condensation where you find the black mould – of course this should be cleaned off, but it will only return if you do not fix the SOURCE OF THE MOISTURE – usually this means making simple changes like closing the door when cooking or bathing and using extractor fans when possible. Also try to dry clothes outside or in a vented tumble dryer – clothes dried on a radiator will simply put more moisture back into your internal air.
For more help, visit our website to download our FREE CONDENSATION GUIDE.
Hi there everyone!
DampWorks offer a range of services from initial surveys to complete solutions for any Damp Proofing, Basement Waterproofing, Condensation, Woodworm and Dry Rot.
We are a small specialist company, operating in the South London Area, with a team of highly qualified surveyors and technicians, offering a one stop service from consultation to cure.
Our damp and timber reports are prepared by fully qualified remedial surveyors. We will provide a detailed report and quotation with our price beating promise: We strive to beat any written quote.
We have opened this blog to help and advise those with concerns about condensation, rising damp or timber rot issues – if you have any questions, please go ahead and contact us and we will do our best to help.