Bournemouth damp specialists
Damp normally tends to affect older properties as these estates have experienced problems than can cause damp for a longer period of time, compared to newer buildings. This fact doesn’t mean that new buildings can’t suffer from damp problems too! Below is a list of the different types of damp, along with how to spot the signs that your home is experiencing a damp crisis.
Different types of damp
There are four main different types of damp that your property could suffer from. When you hire the specialists at Tudor Remedial to fix your damp problem, we will find the cause of the problem and refurbish that, so the damp issue will never happen again. Below is a short description of each type of damp, and the cause of how the damp enters your building.
Traumatic damp occurs when an inside water source, such as a leaking pipe or radiator, reaches the walls or ceiling of your property. This type of damp never occurs because of weather elements, or the temperature in your home. However, penetrating damp is the opposite, as it does happen because of outdoor rain and snow entering your home, and also because of the property temperature.
Condensation materializes when the temperature in a property rapidly changes, as well as when a house is poorly ventilated. The final type of damp is called rising damp, and it occurs when water in the ground is seeped into your property through the floor and then starts to rise up through the walls.
How to recognise if your home is suffering from damp
There are a few key indicators that your home might be suffering from damp. If any of the following signs are showing in your house, you need to give Tudor Remedial a call straight away, so we can visit your site and fix the issue:
- Decay of wood timber
- Discolouration of wallpaper
- Floor tiles raising from ground
- Mould or mildew forming
- Musty smell
- Peeling wallpaper
- Plaster work is showing small bumps due to salting