Damp is the build up of excess moisture in a buildings structure. Everyone hopes that their home is damp proof, but this is not always the case. Unfortunately its not until damp presents itself that you know your home isn't protected.
As well as being unpleasant, damp can have negative effects if it shows up in your property. At the lowest level moisture from damp can result in superficial damage to your walls. Plaster can crack and wallpaper can peel off in some cases. It can also bring about dry rot in any wood or timber, this is particularly common in skirting boards.
Damp that is left unattended for a long time can even cause structural damage to your property. People take pride in their homes, damp can take this away by damaging the walls and making it look unclean. As well as causing damage to your home, damp can also damage your health. Mould and mildew can come about as a result of damp. These can cause allergic reactions or cause asthma attacks in sufferers.
If ignored, the presence of damp can have a serious effect on your health, so it important to get it addressed before it's too late.
People may hate damp, but insects and other pests love it. Woodlice, for example, seek out moist areas to live. While damp may leave you feeling a bit under the weather, pests will thrive.
Damp is much more than having wet walls. The structural damage it can cause your property, as well as health problems mean it can prove costly and potentially dangerous to leave it.
Not sure how to get rid of it?
Don't worry. At Cumbria Home Renovations we are fully equipped to identify and deal with any damp problems you may have. Whether you have damp that needs getting rid of, or are looking to prevent it in the future, we'll help you out. With our help you'll be able to breathe easy. Our damp proofing service will leave your house as good as new and well prepared to deal with any excess moisture. No matter where is damp in your property, we'll take care of it.
We'll do everything we can to damp proof your home or business.