Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, damp problems can be a serious concern. Not only does it lower the temperatures in your home, it makes the space feel unhealthy and unwelcoming. At worst, it can cause serious structural damage to your home.
Fortunately, damp can often be treated and prevented with the help of damp proofing specialists. There are various signs to look out for that might indicate a damp issue. Damp problems are typically most apparent during rainy season, but you can keep an eye out for warning signs at any time of year. Check the following locations for potential damp problems in your home.
Pay attention to the colour of the ceiling as well as signs of mould. Brown stains can be an indication of damp.
Flaking paint is a definite sign of a damp issue. Another sign is when your wall feels cold to the touch. Watch out for signs of mould which will look like black spotted marks.
Bathrooms and kitchens
Black mould typically hides in the grouting of your tiled walls and floors. It can also be found in cupboards, on ceilings and window frames.
Look on the back of your furniture for specks of mould and condensation. Mould can grow on upholstered surfaces, on blinds and the inside of curtains.
If you’ve ever noticed condensation on your windows in the morning, it indicates excessive moisture inside your home which can be a symptom or cause of damp.
How to Treat Damp Problems
Damp proofing a done by professionals and for good reason. Depending on the type of damp, it involves stripping your walls of plaster, drilling holes in walls to inject damp proof course, and replastering. In severe cases, drainage systems need to be installed. If you don’t know what you’re doing, your treatment plan won’t be successful, which means you’ll have wasted time and money.
Why DIY when you could hire damp proofing specialists like H2No to do it right the first time? Call us for a quote today!