Whitechapel is an East End District of London located in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is infamous for being the centre of the Whitechapel Murders involving Jack the Ripper in the late 1880s. More recently these historical murders were used as the basis of detective drama series ‘Whitechapel’ and featured other such notable characters as the Kray Twins.
Of course today it is a very different place, hip with British artists such as Tracy Emin’s studio in nearby Tenter Ground, Gilbert and George in Fournier Street and the contemporary Whitechapel Gallery. Media, fashion and art types mix with the large Bangladeshi population.
If you are living in Whitechapel you might reside in a 17th century terrace, a Victorian square, penthouse flat, warehouse conversion or social housing – such is the mixture of property available.
Tapco HomeDry are London, Surrey and the Home Counties damp proofing experts and have been to many of these properties in Whitechapel to help people with a damp or timber problem.
Home owners know that with over 44 years of being in the business (since 1971) and our membership of the Property Care Association (PCA) they can trust us to do the best job possible. You will have complete peace of mind with the long term Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI) that we offer to cover our work.
One of our Tapco HomeDry surveyors recently visited a property in Whitechapel that was in need of urgent roof timber treatment due to a sulphate attack. This can sometimes be mistaken for wood rotting fungi but a sulphate attack can actually cause the wood to reduce into fibres and may be covered with powdery crystals. This is obviously extremely dangerous if the timbers are holding your roof up!
Tapco HomeDry will deal with a timber sulphate attack by brushing the timbers clean, applying a high performance timber preservative spray treatment and where necessary cutting out the heavily affected and weakened timbers and replacing them with new pre-treated timbers.
It’s important to check your roof for defective roof coverings including chimney stacks, open chimney pots, defective lead flashings, missing tiles or slates, leaking guttering and downpipes, defective external joinery, defective plinths and defective pointing as any unresolved problems with these can lead to a major internal damp and timber problem for your home.
Our Tapco HomeDry Surveyors are qualified to locate these problems and advise you with their fully comprehensive report, which includes floor plans and recommendations, on the best course of action. Don’t delay if you suspect a problem as this can end up very costly when problems invariably worsen.
Do It Once Do It Right with Tapco HomeDry and call us now for a damp and timber survey on 0800 195 9878.