Worried about damp in your home? Identifying damp problems can vary across the different types of damp which can affect property. Fortunately, most types of damp are relatively easy to identify, and CP Construction Solutions is on hand to ensure that you correctly identify and treat the damp in your property.
Identifying Damp Problems
When it comes to identifying the damp in your home, it will vary depending on the type of damp which is affecting your property. This guide will help you to identify the different types of damp which may be in your home.
The most common type of damp, condensation, is most commonly found in rooms with more moisture in the air such as the bathroom and kitchen. Condensation can become more of an issue during the winter months as at this time of year the walls tend to be much warmer than the air outside. This causes the moisture in the air to condense on the walls and cause damp. Often a lack of ventilation can also contribute to this form of damp, which is why it is a common problem in older properties.
Condensation can be identified if you see water droplets on your walls or windows, you may also notice a dark mould forming in these same areas and there may even be an unpleasant smell. If left untreated, condensation damp can damage paint and plaster in your home and it can even cause decay in window frames.
If you notice condensation damp becoming an issue in your home, you should speak to CP Construction Solutions to discuss the most appropriate solution to your damp problem.
Caused by groundwater moving up through the walls or floors in your property, rising damp can be very damaging to a property. While most floors and walls let in some water and moisture, it is typically stopped by a damp proof course or moisture barrier. Although the majority of new properties are protected by a damp proof course and membrane, many older buildings are not so lucky. Without this damp proof course, damp starts to become an issue in properties, leading to decay and structural damage within the home.
You can identify rising damp a number of ways, you may notice damage to your skirting boards or plaster, wet patches on your walls as well as peeling paint and wallpaper. Rising damp can also dissolve soluble salts from the ground and building materials, this may result in a white powder like substance. This salt along with the water may leave tide marks on your walls.
Penetrating damp occurs when water leaks through walls and may expand across your walls or ceiling. Unlike rising damp, penetrating damp moves horizontally across your walls as opposed to vertically. This type of damp is caused by structural problems such as faulty gutters, cracked walls and damaged roofing. It can also be caused by internal faults such as a leaking bath or broken pipe.
Similar to rising damp, penetrating damp can be identified as damp patches on your walls or ceiling. Most commonly found in old buildings with solid walls, it is important to look out for penetrating damp to prevent any serious damage to your property.
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Eliminate Damp in Your Home
No matter what type of damp you may be facing in your property, you can be sure that CP Construction Solutions can help you. We can help in identifying damp problems and find the most appropriate solution to protect your home from further damage. As the best builders Glasgow has on offer, you can be sure that we can help you.