These surfaces are usually windows or walls causing water to be released on to the cold surface. Black mould can quickly follow if the condensation is not dealt with.
Often the first signs of a condensation problem will be when the weather turns colder and you will begin to see condensation start to appear on your windows.
Left untreated condensation will lead to:
Condensation in the home can be greatly improved by various methods such as:
Improving your homes ventilation.
Adding insulation where needed.
Rising damp is simply water rising from the ground through capillary action. The ground water also contains salts which also travels up through the wall.
The moisture from the ground water is absorbed through porous materials such as plaster and skirting boards.
Penetrating damp is the ingress of water through an external wall and into a property and is the most common type of damp issue.
Penetratiing damp is caused by a defect in the building or where the brick have deteriorated to a point that they become porous and allow water to enter the property.
Structural waterproofing is a term used to describe a waterproofing system applied to a structure with an earth retaining wall.
Structural waterproofing generally deals with water ingress from below ground level.
Condensation in your home is caused when warm air, which is full of water vapour comes into contact with a surface that is colder than the warm air. These surfaces are usually windows or walls causing water to be released on to the cold surface. Black mould can quickly follow if the condensation is not dealt with.
We can help treat a variety of timber issues that include dry rot, wet rot and woodworm.
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Specializing in Damp Proofing, timber treatments and remedials. Based in Lincolnshire we also cover Nottinghamshire , Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and the home counties. All our work carries a 20 year guarantee. With insurance backed guarantees also available.
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It is very important that damp issues in the property are diagnosed properly and the cause is identified in order to treat the damp correctly the 1st time.
So if your property is suffering from damp problems make 1st Call Damp Specialist Ltd your only call.
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