Wondering how to stop penetrating damp in your home? Penetrating damp can be devastating in your property, potentially leading to wet or dry rot which can be destructive in your home. As well as damaging your property, penetrating damp can damage your health, so it is essential that you stop it as soon as possible.
Identifying Penetrating Damp
A clear sign of penetrating damp is random damp patches dotted across walls in your home. You may also notice a musty, damp smell and even the growth of a black mould. Upon noticing any of these issues, you should take a note of where the damp areas are within your property then have a look at the same area from the outside of your home to see if you can identify what may be causing the problem. Things to look out for include broken downpipes and missing slates from your roof. In some cases, the problem may be internal, such as broken plumbing and damaged water pipes.
Problems with Penetrating Damp
As well as the obvious cosmetic issues with all kinds of damp, penetrating damp can cause health issues generally surrounding the respiratory system. This can be more of a threat to the elderly, young children and those who suffer from asthma. While it is not detrimental to your health, it can be damaging. Additionally, if the damp persists, it can begin to damage the structure of your property, particularly if rot sets in. If rot becomes an issue, the problem becomes more challenging and costly to treat, so you should deal with penetrating damp as soon as you identify the problem.
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How to Stop Penetrating Damp
Having identified the penetrating damp in your home, you should contact damp specialists from CP Construction Solutions. We can identify the cause of the damp in your property and set about implementing the best solution to remove the source and treat the affected area. As damp experts, we will ensure that the problem does not return. Our experienced team will repair the source of the damp, such as a broken pipe before repairing the damaged walls where possible and provide a damp proof seal to ensure that the problem does not return in the future. At CP Construction Solutions, we know how to stop penetrating damp so that you do not have to worry about your home and your health.