Damp Proofing Services Northallerton
Protecting a property from damp and mould can be difficult but it is definitely important. If you fail to do anything you could find yourself with a big repair bill and affect the health of residents. A Slater & Son is here to help, providing the best damp proofing services Northallerton can offer. We will find problems and repair them efficiently.
One thing to keep in mind when you think about damp is there are actually three different types. The steps to correct the issue will depend on the type and how extensive the problem is.
This is by far the most common damp problem in the UK. It is generally the least harmful to the structure because it takes time to penetrate deep into the brickwork. What it can do though is result in harmful mould growing on walls, ceilings, and windows.
Condensation happens when warm moist air meets cold surfaces. As a result the surface will end up wet and this moisture creates the perfect breeding ground for mould. There are a number of things you can do to prevent the issue including making sure temperatures within the property don't fluctuate, ensuring good ventilation, and reducing moisture in the air.
This is the complete opposite to the first type in terms of how destructive it is. This type gets its name from the fact that water literally rises up the walls from the ground. As a result it can leave walls saturated and unstable where they should be strongest.
Rising damp happens because there is excessive groundwater and nothing to stop it being absorbed by the walls. To prevent it a barrier is necessary in the form of either a damp-proof course or a membrane. In newer builds both are installed just to be certain.
When there are flaws in a property, either due to cracks, holes, or faulty gutters, it can allow water to gain entry. This can result in damp because the moisture becomes trapped. Problems with leaking water pipes can also cause the issue.
The situation can get really bad, especially because the water tends to travel horizontally, spreading across ceilings. Fixing the problem is a matter of repairing the flaw or plumbing.
A Slater & Son is the go to company for damp proofing services Northallerton has. We achieve excellent results and also offer value for money. Get in touch today, regardless of how bad the situation may seem.
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