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Common Signs You Should Book a Damp Survey

26 Apr 2023
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Damp isn’t uncommon in domestic properties and so many homeowners don’t realise they have damp problems until excess moisture has caused damage to their walls, window frames, furniture and other belongings. Common causes of damp in the home include; plumbing leaks, condensation from poor ventilation and defective rainwater goods, and you need to identify the cause of damp in order to treat it correctly. Thankfully, it is possible to book a damp survey and calling in a team of experts can be hugely beneficial. 

An experienced damp surveyor can help you to understand the causes of damp throughout your home and address the problem with damp treatments before things get worse. With the help of a damp company, you can keep your home and your family safe from the effects of damp. Below we have looked into damp surveys in more detail and listed a few common signs that you would benefit from booking a damp survey

What is a Damp Survey?

A damp survey is essentially an assessment of the current condition of a property. These surveys are designed to identify any issues with damp or moisture as well as advise on the best way to repair the issues found as well as prevent future issues from occurring. During a damp survey, a qualified surveyor will inspect the property looking for signs of damp and carry out tests to determine the cause of any damp identified. 

At Kenwood PLC, we provide a comprehensive report to homeowners after a damp survey. We will provide you with a full breakdown of any problems found within your property, ensuring anything important is brought to your attention. We will also include a detailed quote for any necessary repair work as well as recommendations for the most suitable treatments to help prevent future damp problems. 

The Benefits of Booking a Damp Survey 

There are several reasons why you should consider booking an independent damp survey and understanding the condition of a property is really important. Commonly, damp surveys are used by both homeowners and landlords, and surveys are carried out on current properties as well as properties that people are considering purchasing in the future. 

One of the biggest benefits of a damp survey is that it will identify the extent of any existing damp problems in a property. Damp can cause a huge amount of damage, not just to interior decor but also to the structural integrity of a property, and it can be incredibly expensive to put right if it’s not found early. Not to mention, it can be very dangerous for your health and cause respiratory problems, so it should be treated urgently. 

By investigating any concerns you have about rising damp and penetrating damp, you can avoid several problems in the future. A comprehensive damp survey will provide you with the opportunity to undertake any required repairs and preventative work before damp causes too much damage. A damp survey report will bring to your attention issues that could otherwise go unnoticed and you won’t have to worry about what damp could be doing to your home. 

It is free to book a damp survey in London with Kenwood PLC in most locations, so there is no reason not to get in touch with a damp specialist. If there are any costs that you need to be aware of, they will be minimal and we will advise you of them prior to our visit. 

Signs you Should Book a Damp Survey 

If you are worried that there may be underlying issues with damp in your home and you’re wondering whether you should book a damp survey, there are a few useful signs to look out for. If you notice any of the following, there is a chance that you have damp problems and a damp survey will be very beneficial. 

  1. A musty smell in your home
  2. Discolouration of the walls, ceilings or floors
  3. Peeling wallpaper or paint
  4. Severe condensation on the windows or walls
  5. Damp patches on the walls and floors
  6. Health issues such as allergies and respiratory problems
  7. Rotting timber or wooden fixtures and fittings
  8. Insect infestations

The sooner you book a damp survey, the quicker you can deal with any damp problems identified and you can ensure that your home is adequately protected moving forward.

Booking an Experienced Damp Surveyor in London

If you have any more questions about damp surveys or you’re interested in booking a home visit with a damp surveyor in London, don’t hesitate to contact us at Kenwood PLC today. We are damp proofing experts and we can provide you with the comprehensive assistance you need with damp. As mentioned above, we offer free damp surveys in most London locations and we can provide you with the peace of mind you need about your home. 

At Kenwood PLC, we believe that moisture issues should always be treated as a priority and you shouldn’t put off booking a damp survey if you’re worried about damp. Our team is highly trained and fully equipped to work on properties of all sizes, so get in touch with us today to book a damp survey in London. 

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