Damp Proofing Services Yarm
Damp can be a problem in every home in one form or another. A Slater & Son is a professional team with extensive training and knowledge. As a result, we can provide a solution for various issues, including large and small scale ones. If you want the best damp proofing services Yarm can offer, we are the company for you.
What is damp?
It is excessive moisture on or in surfaces. There are three different types: condensation, rising damp, and penetrating damp. Each has unique causes and symptoms. It is important to identify which type it is to ensure the solution is the right one.
Symptoms to look for
If the problem is condensation you will notice water drops on windows and walls. The moisture can lead to patches of dark mould and also causes an unpleasant smell. In the worst cases it will damage paint, plaster, and the window frames themselves.
Signs of rising damp will appear on the skirting boards first. As the moisture level increases they can swell and the paint can also peel. Plaster can become damaged and your wallpaper may discolour and start to peel. In addition a white powdery substance might appear. This is crystallised salt.
Penetrating damp will show up in dark patches on walls and ceilings. These tend to get darker when it rains as more moisture will find its way in. The patches will spread over time as the water moves through the building materials.
Every kind of damp problem can be fixed, it is a just a matter of choosing the right service. To prevent condensation you should keep rooms well ventilated and also try to prevent temperatures from fluctuating wildly. Cutting down on the amount of moisture in the area is wise too.
Rising damp is one of the trickiest problems to fix as you can't drain all of the groundwater from an area. What you can do is improve drainage as much as possible. In addition, and most importantly, you can ensure there is a damp-proof course or membrane in the walls to block the water from rising.
To prevent penetrating damp you need to be proactive with maintenance, ensuring there are no flaws in the structure and looking after the plumbing. If you do notice signs it is important repairs are complete as soon as possible.
If you need help contact us to arrange damp proofing services Yarm residents rely on. We achieve excellent standards and provide a full service.
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