There are a number of reasons why water can build up in your walls – floods and pipe leaks are two common ones. Whatever the reason, if moisture builds up inside the walls, this can lead to the growth of dangerous things like black mould and fungi and even lead to the weakening of the… Read More
There’s nothing worse than the appearance of damp on your walls and the automatic instinct is to paint over them and cover it up. But that’s one of the worst things you can do because, within no time, you have bubbling and peeling paint, often with a free dose of mould involved. In some situations,… Read More
No-one wants damp problems in their home, but it is something many of us may encounter at some time or the other. Whether you are a homeowner or you rent, whether you live in a bungalow, a three storey house or any other type of property, damp can still occur. Nor is it just something… Read More
There is something instantly recognisable and unpleasant about the smell of damp. Then there’s the fact that it indicates a problem in the house that none of us wants to have to handle. But if you do notice you have that damp basement smell around the house, it is important to take steps to handle… Read More
Suddenly noticing a strange looking patch on your walls can be worrying. What is it and what’s causing it? How do you get rid of it? Dealing with a damp patch on the wall of your home starts with figuring out what is causing it. Once you have an idea of the cause, you can… Read More
Black mould and mildew are a particularly unpleasant problem that can occur in any type of property, big or small, old or new. Unlike other forms of damp that one way or another, enter a property, these are usually caused by the lifestyle of the o0ccupants, who are creating too much humidity. Not only can… Read More
Damp is a problem that can affect any type of home given the right conditions. But there’s one group of properties that are more at risk from damp related issues than any other – period homes such as listed buildings or those over 100 years of age. London has a large number of this type… Read More
For many properties that have a cellar, these are spaces with only limited use – store a few boxes, maybe keep a few bottles of wine on a rack or leave the tins of paint from the decorating. But this doesn’t need to be the case and it is possible to transform a cellar into… Read More
For anyone who has owned, lived in or even working in a period property, the issue of damp will be a familiar one. Older properties were built with different methods than those used today and they have an increased tendency to experience problems with condensation and damp. Because there are some four million properties from… Read More
If there’s one thing that a homeowner doesn’t want to hear, it’s the words, ‘your property has dry-rot’. This is a very destructive condition that can have a serious impact on a property and is far more problematic than the worse sounding wet rot. But what is dry rot and what treatment is required to… Read More
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