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Do you suspect a severe damp issue on your property? If so, don’t wait for it to get worse – the cost of repair will only increase with time. The best course of action is to get a damp survey London-based, right away.
Damp can spread quickly throughout your property, eating away at the structure while encouraging mould growth in every nook and cranny of your house.
Taking the wrong approach when solving damp issues may backfire on you; the right way to deal with it is to call a professional. Here at Environ Property Services Ltd, we have damp specialists who can isolate the cause of the problem and prevent it from becoming worse.
When you use our services, you will receive a quality survey, conducted by an independent damp surveyor London-based, and a detailed report showing the main cause of the problem and the extent of the damage, as well as an efficient treatment plan – all free of charge!
During the damp survey, our experts will be happy to answer all of your questions about damp, and lay out the necessary steps to eradicate it from your property.
We can provide various treatments for all sorts of damp, such as rising damp, penetrating damp, damp walls, and so much more. If you want to work with the ultimate damp surveyor and proofing company, then we are ones you are looking for.
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Avoid Damp Scams – Take Our Advice!
It is not surprising for us to hear stories about property owners who have had unpleasant experiences with damp scams. Most homeowners and businesses have used damp survey London-based and other services to get rid of the issue, only for it to return some time afterwards.
This is usually a result of ineffective damp treatment, or misdiagnosis. Beware of people who do this, especially those who use insubstantial ‘sales talk’ to persuade you to purchase their services, or who are completely unknowledgeable about the damp proofing industry.
If you fall victim to such scams, you might end up paying far more, just to fix a one-off problem. So how do you distinguish a professional damp proofing company from the bad ones?
A real damp specialist will first make an effort to understand your property inside out, such as searching for visual signs of damp, asking you about the history of the building, and so on. This is an important step to prevent misdiagnosis of your damp.
Afterwards, a damp surveyor will conduct an in-depth analysis of your property, based on the information they have gathered. Their report should clearly explain how damp enters the property, and how it can be fixed.
If you feel that the damp proofing company that you are speaking to is pressuring you into buying their products, or is deceiving you, then you should think twice. Remember to ask them for specific explanations and proof to support their claims regarding your property’s condition.
If you are looking for a trustworthy professional to perform a damp survey on your property, choose Environ Property Services! We have the right expertise, in conducting damp surveys as well as getting rid of damp effectively.
The Best Damp Proofing Specialists
There are a lot of damp proofing companies in the market today, offering damp surveys as well as other products and services. But the main question is, why choose us?
We are not just a damp proofing company – what sets us apart is our team of expert surveyors. You can truly rely on our free damp proof survey, wherein we will see to it that you receive an accurate diagnosis of the damp within your property.
When it comes to fixing damp issues, you can count on our fully-trained and skilled brickmasons, plasterers, plumbers, and electricians, no matter the extent of the damp on your property.
Some treatments require the dismantling of your house structure, such as fitting a new damp-proof course or opening up external cavity walls. This demands a lot of work and effort, but we always reassemble things the way they should be, while minimising signs of the repairs.
In addition, Environ Property Services is appointed by the Royal Family, and Sovereign-approved, which means we are one of the few who can access their exclusive products. All of our services also come with Sovereign guarantees, that last up to 15-25 years.
Moreover, we are a Which? Trusted Trader, so you can rest assured that our service will exceed your expectations, and your damp problems will be solved without the need to worry about reoccurrence.
If you want to book a damp survey, get in touch with our friendly and helpful staff today. You can fill out our contact form at environpropertyservices.co.uk/contact for any written enquiries or concerns.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How much is a damp survey?
The cost of a damp survey will depend on the size of your property. For instance, it may cost around £250 for a 3-bed semi-detached house, while a 4-bed detached house may cost around £300.
What is a damp survey?
A damp survey is a specific type of survey where a damp surveyor London-based inspects a property for any potential issues. This survey is typically done when an initial valuation, condition report, full building survey or homebuyers survey has found that there is indeed a damp problem in your building.
Where is the damp proof course applied?
Your Damp Proof Course (DPC) is usually applied at basement level, and is designed to resist moisture, preventing it from passing through your floors and walls.
Is damp expensive to fix?
A rough estimate is around £70 per metre of wall, or around £280 per wall. If you need to treat every wall in your house, the cost can reach up to several thousand.
How long does a damp survey take?
A damp specialist free survey takes at least 3 to 4 hours, but this will vary based on several factors, such as the size and structure of the house, amount of damage, type of damp, and much more. In some cases, it can even take more than two days.
How do you treat damp in an old house?
A damp specialist can provide a wide range of solutions for damp problems. They will first check external ground levels and ensure that the earth is not heaped up against the outside walls. They will also check pipes and sealants, and fix leaks and gutters to prevent water from dripping down the walls.
Some damp specialists may also provide you with a basement waterproofing assessment, based on your property’s requirements.
What type of damp do I have?
There are several types of damp, but the most common are lateral, penetrating, and rising. Condensation and mould may form, no matter what kind of damp issue your home has. A damp specialist may perform a tanking evaluation if your property needs it.
How do you investigate damp?
Hire professional damp surveyors, and they can investigate your home for any issue. These specialists will carefully inspect your ceilings, walls, and floors for damp patches and other signs of damp problems. They will also look under any flooring that may be lifting. During the early stages, the only signs of damp are a mouldy smell or moistness.
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Signs Of Damp In A House
There are several signs that tell you your house is suffering from damp. One of the most common indications is the mouldy smell. You will also see mildew appearing on your walls, ceilings, and floors, and they may also feel cold or damp.
Moreover, dark patches may appear on your walls and plasters, which will also result in lifting or peeling wallpaper. You may also see excessive moisture on your glass windows.
It is also possible that water may enter your cellar. To prevent this from happening, you can ask a damp specialist to conduct a basement tanking inspection.
If you suspect your house of having damp issues, you can confirm it with a damp proofing London free survey from us.
Causes Of Damp
There are many things that might cause dampness in your home. If you find the source of the problem quickly, in the very beginning, then you can prevent it from worsening.
A damp specialist can provide you with a thorough waterproof tanking assessment, and many other services to discover the causes of the damp on your property. Here are some of the major ones:
Humidity or air moisture condensation – Using energy-saving methods such as double-glazing to reduce ventilation in an old house may cause too much humidity. Moreover, activities like washing, cooking, or bathing can contribute to the production of large amounts of vapour.
Rain penetration – The outer areas of your home are vulnerable to rain penetration, especially if they are poorly maintained. For instance, the junctions in timber roofs may suffer from damp because water damages worn out lead flashings, mortal fillets, hips, or ridges.
Internal spillage – This can occur for several reasons, such as leaks from dishwashers and washing machines, burst pipes, deterioration of pipe joints, overflowing showers or baths, and more.
There are many other causes of damp, so be sure to hire a professional damp surveyor to find out what is causing your particular problem. Our company has a host of positive independent damp surveyor reviews, so you can feel comfortable placing your trust in us to deal with the complicated issue of damp.
The Long-Term Solutions To Damp Problems
The best thing you can do to solve a long-term damp issue is to check your Damp-Proof Course (DPC) regularly. Your DPC should be in good condition at all times, and should be around 6 inches above ground level.
If the ground level rises higher than your Damp-Proof Course, this means that the water will also be above your DPC, and can therefore penetrate the brick work. This might be caused by debris in your internal wall cavity carrying water above your DPC and into the internal wall.
To solve this problem, you will need to hire a professional to remove the bricks and debris inside the cavity.
Apart from checking your DPC, it is important to check for signs of damp on your property. You can ask a professional to give you a damp survey, cellar waterproofing evaluation and other services to fully ensure that water doesn’t enter the building.
If you need help with damp problems, let us take the burden from your shoulders! We provide free damp survey London-based, as well as outstanding damp proofing, so be sure to give us a call.