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15 Dec 2021

How to Dry Out Damp Walls

Damp is a common problem that many homeowners face, with one of the most prevalent symptoms being damp wallpaper or wet plaster, wet timber etc. If your walls are wet, there’s a high chance you’re dealing with either rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation or a…

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13 Dec 2021

Can Damp Damage Your Health?

We all know that damp can be detrimental to your home’s structural integrity, but what are the effects of damp on health? There are multiple negative problems damp can cause to your health, including affecting those with asthma, allergies, respiratory problems, and causing infections. Additionally,…

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08 Dec 2021

Penetrating Damp vs Rising Damp

There are three main types of damp most homeowners will encounter at some stage: condensation, penetrating damp, and rising damp. Condensation is easy to identify and it’s also easy to prevent and treat, but penetrating and rising damp are a bit more complex, and to…

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05 Dec 2021

Do Wood Rot Treatment Sprays Work?

Timber is widely used throughout housing structures; however, this material must undergo wood treatment to stop rot. This is one of the primary threats to household timber, and it can present itself in the form of wet rot and dry rot. If you suspect that…

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04 Dec 2021

Signs Your DPC is Compromised

Every house built in the UK after the late Victorian era was constructed with a DPC (damp proof course). It became mandatory in London in 1875 and the rest of the UK soon followed suit in a bid to try and prevent moisture from making…

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