How to Tell If a Property Has Damp
Damp proofing is something that every homeowner should do. If you live in a home or rental property then you need to know how to tell if your property has damp. Having damp in your home can be very harmful and can start to spread around your home. If it is left unnoticed, it can start to grow and can give you many problems such as poor ventilation, water damage through rotting timber through to mould and mildew. It is very important to take action now before it is too late.
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The first thing that you will need to look for is evidence of any damp patches on the outside of the property. This can be through damp spots on the exterior concrete of the property, or damp spots inside the property, these are the most common signs. Another way is by looking outside at the top of a wall, if there are any wet marks then this is a sign of damp. You should also search for any leaking places and holes in the floor.
If you have found that there are any damp patches anywhere on your property then you need to get them repaired as soon as possible. It is better to replace the whole wall rather than trying to fix the damp patches one at a time.