Sussex Damp Treatments – Dealing With Damp Issues

There are various factors that can make your abode vulnerable to the intrusion of moisture. Damaged or perforated pipes, fractured roofs, and obstructed gutters are some of the common culprits behind damp issues. These flaws allow water to seep through the walls of your property, leading to unwarranted dampness. It is imperative to address these problems as soon as they arise since they can cause significant damage if left unattended. By taking prompt action and fixing any leaks or blockages, you can prevent further harm from occurring and safeguard your home against future moisture-related issues.

Water Penetration Originated Damp Problems

Penetrating damp, also known as lateral damp or water ingress, is a weather-related issue caused by rainfall entering the property through exterior fabric such as walls and roofs. This type of dampness usually affects South and West-facing elevations the most. The decay of exterior brick or stone walls to the point where they become porous can allow water to seep through into the home, resulting in moisture damage and paint lifting on interior walls over time. Rainfall can permeate structures due to blocked gutters, leaking roof overflows, and other entry points leading to penetrating damp that causes substantial structural damage to beams and walls.

Sussex Damp Treatments provides complete non-invasive leak detection solutions including thermal imaging technology for detecting temperature differences between wet areas versus dry ones; gas tracking which detects leaks from pipes using tracer gases; acoustic microphones that detect sounds made by water moving within building materials without causing any damage whatsoever.

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What Are the Signs of Water Penetration?

Moisture invasion in a property can be easily identified through various indicators. Discolouration of wallpapers and wall surfaces, plaster disintegration, blistering, and localised wet spots on ceilings or concrete surfaces are some common symptoms. The presence of musky odour and mould development also indicates the existence of moisture for prolonged periods.

Regular inspection is ideal to prevent such issues; however, our busy routines make it unlikely. Detecting penetrating dampness at an early stage can save significant costs associated with damage repair in the long run. Therefore, it is crucial to check your property for any warning signs mentioned above that may prompt you to take necessary actions against moisture invasion.

Finding the Cause of Penetrating Damp

To effectively treat damp, it is crucial to first identify the type of damp present. This can occur in both solid and cavity-built structures, making it essential to determine the water source in exterior walls. Early detection is key, and some basic DIY steps such as clearing blocked downpipes or replacing missing or broken roof tiles can help prevent further damage.

However, rain penetration cannot always be avoided, especially if a property is not new or lacks proper maintenance. In such cases, seeking expert advice from Sussex Damp Treatments is recommended. A thorough survey by our experienced team involves an external inspection for evidence of water infiltration and an interior examination for signs of moisture using specialised tools. Our comprehensive survey report includes an action plan to address the issue at its source with precision and efficiency.

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Consequences Of Damp Problems

Lateral damp, if left untreated for a prolonged period, can lead to both structural and aesthetic damage to the building as well as health issues for its occupants. The two common diseases caused by penetrating moisture are Dry Rot and Wet Rot. It is crucial to identify the source of the problem quickly and treat it appropriately to prevent water invasion and damp proofing walls. Swift action will help avoid further deterioration of the structure’s integrity while ensuring a healthy living environment for those who reside in it.

Get The Results You Need

Our team of expert damp surveyors are dedicated to providing high-quality services for both commercial and residential properties. We take a fundamental approach to our investigations, focusing on identifying the root cause of moisture rather than just treating its symptoms. Our goal is to help you understand where the damp is coming from, how it’s affecting your property, and what needs to be done to prevent it from happening again in the future. Whether you’re a tenant, landlord or homeowner, we’ll create a tailored report that meets your specific requirements. Throughout each stage of the inspection process, we ensure that you are kept fully informed so that there are no surprises along the way. Contact Sussex Damp Treatments today for an obligation-free site survey with one of our experts at 01273 257 212.

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Damp Investigation & Survey – The Safe Choice

Uncertain about the source of mould in your property? Our team at Sussex Damp Treatments can conduct a thorough damp survey and provide you with a detailed report. Using our state-of-the-art moisture monitoring instruments, we can accurately analyse the extent of water damage and recommend an appropriate treatment strategy based on our extensive experience. Whether it’s condensation, lateral damp, rising damp or a leak causing the issue, we have the expertise to identify and address it effectively. With our assistance, you can ensure that your walls are properly protected against future damp problems. Trust us to provide you with reliable solutions for all your property maintenance needs.

How Long Does A Penetrating Damp Survey Take?

The duration of a dampness survey is influenced by various factors such as the size and construction type of the property, the type of damp issue and the extent of the damage. A wet survey typically takes an average time frame of three to four hours to complete. For more detailed information on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Are Damp Surveys Worth It?

To effectively address moisture and dampness issues in buildings, it is crucial to seek the expertise of a qualified professional who can assess the situation and recommend an appropriate remedy. A one-size-fits-all solution may prove ineffective or even worsen the problem, making it imperative to obtain guarantees that your property meets certain quality standards and will not suffer severe damage in the future. By conducting a comprehensive dampness survey, you can ensure these guarantees while also preventing mould growth, prolonging the lifespan of your home’s walls and ceilings, and avoiding unnecessary expenses for future repairs. Our team of trained damp surveyors will conduct a thorough inspection of your property and provide you with a detailed report outlining their findings. Trust us to deliver effective solutions tailored to your specific needs.

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How Much Does A Damp Survey Cost?

Our comprehensive damp investigations utilise advanced moisture mapping techniques to accurately determine the extent of your damp problem. Our team of experts then conduct a thorough analysis, identifying and reporting on the most probable causes and effective solutions for your specific case. We understand that every situation is unique, which is why we take into account various factors before providing you with a fair quote tailored to your individual needs. Our investigation packages include an email report containing detailed survey data, conclusive findings, and expert recommendations. Trust in our expertise to provide you with a reliable solution to any damp problems you may be facing. Contact us today to request a quote.

Why Choose Sussex Damp Experts?

Our accredited damp surveyors provide you with added peace of mind. We offer comprehensive and honest damp surveys delivered by experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Over the years, we have successfully resolved tens of thousands of issues related to moisture damage in homes caused by capillary motion from the ground, seepage through below-ground walls, rain infiltration due to structural flaws or faulty rainwater products, leaky plumbing, rising water tables, overflowing rivers leading to wood rot infestation including Dry Rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans), condensation resulting in steamed windows, moist or wet walls along with mould on furniture and clothing as well as Black Spot Mould (Aspergillus app).

Areas We Cover

  • Battle
  • Bexhill
  • Brighton
  • Crowborough
  • Eastbourne
  • Hailsham
  • Heathfield
  • Hove
  • Lewes
  • Newhaven
  • Peacehaven
  • Polegate
  • Portsladebysea
  • Rye
  • Seaford
  • Uckfield
  • Wadhurst
  • Arundel
  • Billingshurst
  • Bognor-Regis
  • Burgess-Hill
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Cuckfield
  • East-Grinstead
  • Hastings
  • Haywards-Heath
  • Horsham
  • Littlehampton
  • Midhurst
  • Petworth
  • Selsey
  • Shorehambysea
  • Southwick
  • Steyning
  • Worthing

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