Damp can cause serious problems in your home, so why would you risk not correctly identifying the damp in your property? From creating a bad look and smell in your home, to serious structural issues, damp can cause real problems in your property. Fortunately, a damp surveyor from CP Construction Solutions can efficiently identify the type of damp in your home and treat it effectively.
Identifying Damp on Walls
While damp tends to be more of an issue during the winter months, damp can affect your home at any time. Damp can be identified as a mold or dark, damp patch on a wall when it becomes more severe, however, you can identify damp before this stage. An easy way to identify damp in walls is to hold your hand against the wall. If it feels very cold or damp, you may have a damp problem in your home. You should also look out for any signs of mould or fungal growth. This will typically appear as black speckled marks or grey growths on painted walls, woodwork and wallpaper. If you notice flaking paint or curling wallpaper this can also often be an indicator of damp.
Check out our last article for tips on how to prevent damp walls.
Identifying Damp on Ceilings
Damp doesn’t always first appear in the walls, which is why you should also keep an eye on your ceilings. Similar to walls, you should keep an eye out for mould, such as black specks, discoloured or stained areas and brown patches on external corners and near chimney breasts. Should you identify damp, it is important that you take measures to treat and remove the damp as soon as possible.
Not sure if you have damp in your home? A damp surveyor from CP Construction Solutions can come to your property and identify if your property has damp. If damp is identified in your property, our team can suggest and implement the appropriate treatment of the damp. Our fully qualified team can identify and remove the source of the damp, repair damaged areas and ensure that you will not face the same damp problem in the future.