As you probably are fully aware of, wet weather is not exactly a rare occurrence in the UK, especially during winter time.
Wet and cold weather brings with it a number of challenges, one of them being keeping your home free of damp. The increased temperature difference between the outside and inside of your house in winter leads to a higher chance of damp. Damp can cause serious problems to your home such as mould, damaged walls and floorboards and even harm your house’s structural timber.
There are a number of things you can do to prevent damp from entering your house during winter:
• Ventilation: Make sure that all the rooms in your house are effectively ventilated. You can do this by slightly opening a window in rooms that are in use and installing and using extractor fans in humid areas such as bathroom and kitchen.
• Heating: Make sure your house is heated all day long. Don’t turn the heat on high in the evening and then off again in the morning, but keep your home at a consistent temperature.
• Damp Proofing: Installing damp proofing in walls and floors helps control moisture levels in your home. A professional damp proofing service can help ensure that damp doesn’t get inside.