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How to get rid of damp: Damp house solutions

Penetrating Damp Treatment London

In 2013, Aviva, the UK’s biggest home insurer compiled a list of the most common claims made against home insurance policies. Topping the list was ‘escaping water’. Another insurance provider in 2013, Confused, also listed ‘escape of water’ within its top five most common claims.

For homeowners throughout the UK then, damp is an extremely prevalent issue. Unfortunately, it is also one of those issues that doesn’t seem to be visible until it is too late. Uncovering the source of the issue can be extremely tricky and you can paper over one gap only to find another has developed elsewhere.

To walk you through some of the ways damp is able to infiltrate your home as well as the best ways to ensure it never returns, we have put together this overview of why and how we carry out damp proofing. We are accomplished damp specialists in London and we are intent on helping all of our prospective customers rid their homes of damp problems indefinitely.

Dealing with damp: Condensation

Washing, cooking, cleaning and drying clothes are all everyday tasks that contribute to the levels of moisture within the home. When the same home is poorly ventilated, this excess moisture has no escape route, which forces it, eventually, to condense and linger on windows and walls.

If you can confirm that the damp walls within your home are merely the result of condensation, you only need to better ventilate your home to alleviate the issue. Opening windows at more regular intervals, avoiding drying clothes indoors and investing in an extractor fan or a dehumidifier will rid your home of damp.

Dealing with damp: Penetrating damp and rising damp

On the other hand, if damp is present in your house because of penetrating or rising damp, you have an altogether different animal on your hands. Rising damp is different from penetrating damp in that it travels upwards through a floor or wall while penetrating damp infiltrates horizontally. In terms of treating the two however, they can more or less be dealt with as a collective.

How to get rid of damp

The ill-effects of damp can be counteracted with our penetrating damp treatment. By applying exterior wall coatings, you can reinforce your home’s exterior walls and diminish damp ability to enter your home. Installed with water-resistant silicone, our external wall coatings are designed to resist all forms of weather, ensuring that damp will be unable to invade your home.

Get in touch today for damp house solutions

We have been damp proofing in London for close to 20 years. Our damp proof treatment for walls has been extremely successful in the past and continues to be so today. To eliminate your damp problem, and ensure its absence for a further 25 years, get in touch today to organise a site visit. You can contact us by telephone, email, or through the contact form on our website.

How to Deal with Penetrating Damp

Penetrating Damp Treatment London

For the unfamiliar, penetrating damp can be defined as the horizontal movement of water into a building. And unfortunately, simply by living in the UK, it seems you run the risk of suffering from it. The dangers posed by penetrating damp range from genuine health hazards to serious structural risks.

If you do spot any of the signs and symptoms of penetrating damp in your home, it is important to act as quickly as possible. At All Weather Coating, we are determined to help you identify, assess and remedy damp issues as painlessly as possible with our penetrating damp treatment.

What causes penetrating damp?

In order to prevent penetrating damp, you first have to understand what causes it. All water needs is a weakness to exploit. Anything from spalled bricks to overburdened gutters to missing roof tiles can be held culpable for the movement of water into the home. The cause of penetrating damp can be any one of, or a combination of these factors and striving to identify the guilty party is essential. Without this knowledge, you could be patching one hole just to find another has developed elsewhere.

One of the most common antagonists in the fight against penetrating damp however is sub-standard masonry. Defective pointing, porous masonry, failed damp proof course and cracked render can all be to blame. Fortunately for you, whatever the weakness may be, you will find a solution here.

How to get rid of penetrating damp?

The remedy for penetrating damp is dictated by its cause. If water is entering your home through the roof, that may point to missing roof tiles or faulty guttering, both of which would need replacing. If the root cause is masonry-related though, the best thing you can do is to invest in weatherproof wall coatings. The application process is simple, swift and effective. For more information on exactly how this process plays out, click here.

Why are wall coatings the answer?

Guaranteed to protect your home for 25 years, weatherproof coatings from All Weather Coating are imbued with silicon, making them extremely resistant to everything the elements can throw at them.

Our coatings form a protective layer around the external walls of your home to keep water out. We have refined our application process over the course of two decades to ensure that your home receives the best service possible.

Get in touch today for a free quote!

Our wealth of experience in fitting wall coatings for homes of varying shapes and sizes in differing locations, has prepared us to solve any issue you may be experiencing.

Whatever your situation may be, we feel more than well equipped to help you find a solution. To book a site visit to assess the scale of your damp problem and receive a free quote, you can contact one of our team today on 0800 169 2040, email info@allweathercoating.co.uk or even use the contact form on our website here.