Damp is most often caused by sufficient levels of excess water within a structure. There are different types of damp so it’s important to understand which type of damp is affecting your home in order to implement the most suitable system.
What type of damp do I have?
In understanding and providing the most suitable damp treatment it’s best to understand the specific type of damp you have. There are mostly commonly three types of damp:
Condensation damp is the most common type of damp effecting around 1 in 5 UK households. It is often caused by poor ventilation systems and home heating. Many daily activities such as cooking, bathing and washing cause moisture within the air which condenses on cooler surfaces such as walls and windows. The most common tell-tale sign of condensation in your home is visible water dripping down walls or windows and if left untreated can cause condensation mould.
Penetrating damp occurs when water or moisture enters your home from outside which moves through walls and most often creates stains and mould. If you have an older home this may be more commonly caused by faulty guttering, external wall fixings or cracks in walls.
Rising damp is similar to penetrating damp but water enters enters from the ground and rises up the walls of the property. Symptoms of this type of damp includes decaying and rotting flooring, damages paint, peels wallpaper and can cause damage to integral home structures if left untreated.
How do I treat damp?
If you have noticed mould or damage from damp in your home, it might be time to call a damp specialist. Prokil provide a range of damp treatment services to ensure the type of mould you have is effectively treated so it does not return, keeping your home protected from any further issues with damp and mould.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the type of damp you have, and the best treatment to reduce the side effects of damp get in touch with Prokil today via 0800 048 9488 or email us at [email protected]. Our professional team are always happy to help and are proud to offer a no obligation home survey to get to the root of your home and damp issues. Contact us today.