What Is Damp?

Damp in detail

Damp

In Detail

What is it?

Damp is a generic term that describes several moisture related issues that can affect a property, often caused by condensation, rain penetration or rising damp. Unwanted moisture inevitably leads to various types of fungi or mould. This is the visible side effect however more airborne mold concentrations have the potential to be inhaled and can have health effects.

what are the signs of

Rising Damp

Ugly patches appearing on the wall? Wallpaper peeling? A musty Smell? All these conditions usually indicate a problem with rising damp, penetrating damp, water ingress, salt contamination or condensation.

 

 

what are the signs of

Condensation

Ugly patches appearing on the wall? Wallpaper peeling? A musty Smell? All these conditions usually indicate a problem with rising damp, penetrating damp, water ingress, salt contamination or condensation

what are the signs of

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating Damp can be caused by various sources.  A leaking gutter or drainpipe, porous sandstone, stonework or brickwork.

what are the signs of

Leaks

People associate damp problems with the damp proof course but this can be a misdiagnosis.  Water pipes are routed through sub-site areas and if a leak, damaged pipe occurs this can be the start of major problems.

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