We have a rather wet climate here in the UK and damp can be a real issue, especially with older properties and with that in mind, here are a few tips to prevent damp from damaging your home.
- Check damp proof course – Every house should have a bitumen layer inserted between the bricks at ground level, which stops damp rising up the walls. If you need damp proof course in Leicester, or anywhere else, Google is your best friend and can source a local damp proof specialist.
- Dehumidifiers – If your indoor space is humid, mold can thrive in such an environment, which is unhealthy for the occupants; search online for room dehumidifiers, portable devices that can be moved with ease. Perhaps the best course of action is to call in a damp specialist and let them take a look. The last thing you want is an environment where bacteria can thrive, so do make the air dryer with dehumidifiers.
- Keep an eye on damp places – Bathrooms, toilets and kitchens are all breeding grounds for fungi; check carpets and timber flooring. These are the areas you are most likely to find mold and damp and regular inspections are advised.
- Order a damp survey – The only way to really know if damp is a threat is to enlist the help of a local damp specialist. The best time to discover a damp issue is at the very outset, so give your local provider a call.
Your home is likely to be the biggest single investment you ever make and it pays to ensure the property is in good order.