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How Can Damp Proofing London Save Your Home?

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We at Environ Property Services offer the ideal damp proofing London-based solution to every kind of problem that your property may be experiencing.

Damp is one of the most severe problems that any London-based building can face. It causes a ton of harm to a house as well as the people inside, and it should not be ignored.

As soon as damp sets in, it will begin to cause deterioration, such as crumbling brick jointing, breaking of wood framework, and electrical hazards. These issues can lower the value of your home.

No matter how bad the situation is, our services guarantee that your home’s walls, ceiling, and floors will be free of damp once we’re done with it. If you want to avoid all of the trouble that damp can bring upon your home, give us a call and we’ll get right to work!

Here are some of the major damp problems that we regularly deal with:

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Rising damp

Rising Dump

Rising damp is when damp travels through your home’s walls, rising up via capillary action. This is one of the most harmful forms of damp in terms of causing structural damage to the building, so it must be taken care of as a matter of urgency.

To fight rising damp, our damp proofing contractors London-based will either install a damp proof course or repair your existing one. This damp proofing is built to last, ensuring that damp will be eliminated from your home for many years.

Many unreliable companies out there intentionally misdiagnose other kinds of damp as rising damp, so that they can charge higher for their services.

We value integrity here at Environ Property Services, and we will do a thorough inspection of your property first and provide you with sufficient evidence of rising damp before going to work. Work with us, and we promise that you won’t have to deal with any unnecessary renovation and expenses.

Penetrating damp

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp is where water enters your wall, floor, or ceiling in various ways, such as leaking roofs, cracked walls, or broken plumbing. This type of damp can slowly destroy your property, and cost you tons of cash in repairs.

In cases like these, you can’t just paint over it and be done. What you need is a team of specialists to fix the problem.

Our damp proofing experts London can conduct a thorough examination of your property to identify and eliminate the source of the damp.

Sometimes, all that’s needed is to remove some leaves from the gutters, or reseal a window. But even if the problem requires breaking down your walls to find leaking pipes, you can be assured that we will replace all of the damaged materials and put your home back the way it was.

Damp surfaces

Your home may be free of structural damp, but moisture in the air can still settle on your home’s surfaces via condensation. You won’t experience any serious structural damage with this kind of damp, but it can still cause mould and other allergens to accumulate in your home.

For these kinds of issues, we at Environ Property Services can damp-proof your home by installing a PIV unit. These are cheap, easily installed pieces of equipment that can ventilate your residence with fresh air, driving out all of the moisture and allergens from your home.

PIV units are far less expensive than their alternatives, MHVR units and full-house air conditioning. Moreover, we offer the most affordable PIV installation in the country, letting you get rid of the problem for a very low cost.

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World-class products

We acquire all of our top-of-the-line damp proofing products from Sovereign, a world-class provider appointed by the Royal Family.

This ensures that the materials we use for the job are the best on the market today. Not only that, but our damp proofing services London are covered by Sovereign guarantees, which last from 15 to 25 years.

Our experienced workers at Environ Property Services take pride in their skill, years of experience, and ability to deal with damp problems, no matter how big or small. We also offer great basement waterproofing London services, which you can read about here on our site.

We don’t just handle the damp proofing itself. We can take care of the other jobs that come with it, such as plumbing, bricklaying, plastering, and fixing of electrical systems.

Even if your property needs to be taken apart to solve the damp problem, we are perfectly capable of putting it back the way it was – and we can do it even better than before. Thanks to our wide range of skills, we are easily the best damp proofing company London-based that you can hire right now.

If you have any queries regarding our services, feel free to contact us, by calling 020 3875 8207.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How much does damp proofing cost?

The damp proofing costs London-based can vary depending on the location and the provider, but a good average price would be around £70 per metre of wall that needs to be damp proofed.

This amounts to roughly around £280 per wall. If you plan to damp proof every wall in your entire home, the cost can potentially reach several thousand pounds.

If you have a basement that needs services from a waterproof tanking expert, the cost can be even higher.

How long does damp proofing take?

The time it takes to finish damp proofing in London depends on the scale of the job. Smaller-scale jobs might just take one or two days, and large-scale ones could last for up to a week.

On average, installing a full damp proof course on something like a 3-bed semi lasts between three and four days.

Is rising damp expensive to fix?

Apart from basement problems that need the skills of tanking experts, rising damp is one of the worst kinds of damp.

It can also be quite costly to fix. In addition to stopping damp from getting in your home, you must also fix any harm that it may have caused.

Though there’s not a lot you can do to stop it from happening, you can do several things to protect your home from the effects of rising damp.

How long after damp proofing can I paint?

It is highly recommended to avoid putting on paint, wallpaper, or any other kind of permanent decoration on your walls for at least 12 months after a damp proofing London service.

The exception to this is water-permeable emulsion paint, which can be applied as soon as all visible signs of damp is gone. That process takes around 4-8 weeks, on average.

How long does it take for walls to dry out after damp proofing?

According to the Code of Practice of the damp proofing industry, walls take anywhere between six and twelve months to dry out completely.

How do you know if your house needs damp proofing?

You can find out if your house needs the help of London damp proofing experts based by looking for the following signs:

  • A damp, musty odour
  • Dark or discoloured areas on your walls or plaster
  • Walls, ceilings, or floors that feel damp or cold to the touch
  • Mould or mildew build-up on walls, floors, or ceilings
  • Wallpaper that is starting to come off
  • Excessive condensation on window areas

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About Damp Proof Course

A damp proof course (DPC) is a barrier designed to stop moisture from running up walls. It can be made from all sorts of material, such as plastic, lead, rubber, and more.

If your residence was built within the last century, there’s a good chance it will already have a DPC installed. However, older buildings likely won’t have it, as they were constructed before damp proof courses were widely used.

Unfortunately, deterioration with age, or movement in the home can cause damage to your DPC, weakening its effectiveness.

It can be difficult to know whether or not your home’s DPC is damaged. You will need to hire damp proofing companies London to perform a survey on your property, and advise you on what to do. The only other way of knowing is when the rising damp has already set in and has caused visible damage to your house.

Whatever the damp problem may be in your home, Environ will be ready to help. Even problems that can’t be solved with DPC, like basement damp, can be easily addressed, as we are also a competent basement waterproofing company.

We can provide the best DPC and tanking solutions for your property.

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Tips In Dealing With Damp Problems

Here are some tips to mitigate the harmful effects of damp:

  • Regular outdoor maintenance

Since a lot of damp problems come from external factors, conducting regular outdoor maintenance will go a long way.

Always inspect your roof for damage, especially after storms. Make sure to clear your gutters of any leaves and other debris, and have any damaged parts replaced as soon as possible. Gutter guards are also a great help in keeping your gutters nice and clean.

  • Good home ventilation

Having a well-ventilated home will help clear any moisture from your property. This is especially crucial during colder months, when the humidity is much higher.

Keep your windows open as often as possible, and inspect your washers and dryers to ensure they are properly vented. Having an extractor fan in your bathroom and kitchen will also help expel moisture from the area.

  • Proper air circulation

It’s crucial to position your furniture a few centimetres away from walls so that air can circulate. This prevents condensation, and eventually mould, from forming on the surfaces that come into contact with each other.

These are just a few helpful things you can do to ward off damp from your home.

For serious cases, however, the help of a London damp proofing company is vital. When damp starts to damage the structural integrity of your building, only our damp proofing experts will be able to fix things.

We also have cellar waterproofing professionals and tanking services for other kinds of special damp treatment. Don’t hesitate, and give us a call now!