Damp in the house can be particularly horrible to have to live with and if you don’t deal with it appropriately, it could soon turn to mould – which would be very bad for your health and that of your family.
Penetrating damp, rising damp and condensation are three of the most common kinds of damp you’re likely to find in your property and it’s worth identifying which you have so that you can treat it properly and get rid of it for good.
Penetrating damp can be caused by blocked or broken gutters, missing flashing on your roof or old brickwork that isn’t up to the job anymore. Call out Manchester commercial gutter cleaning company Pro X Clean if you’re worried that this is what the problem is – we’ll be able to identify it and deal with it immediately.
If you notice that the bottoms of your walls are damp, this is most likely rising damp (which is water coming up from the ground). You might need to have a specialist damp company come around to install a new damp-proof course.
With condensation, you might notice water on windows or walls, or see mould appearing around windows and on glass. If you leave this to its own devices, you could end up damaging your paint and plaster, as well as decaying your window frames. Just wipe down your windows to get rid of the condensation. If it’s an ongoing problem, you can improve the ventilation in your home by installing air bricks or roof ventilation tiles, or have window vents added to the tops of your windows.