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Damp Doesn’t Disappear in the Summer – Why You Might Need a Survey

Damp is often associated with wet and cold weather which can cause all manner of issues in homes with poor ventilation. However, although the winter undoubtedly sees a spike in damp issues appearing, that doesn’t mean that you should completely disregard one of the most common issues in residential and commercial buildings.

Here at Garratt’s Damp, we offer damp proofing quotes in London along with a home survey to help detect any potential infestation that requires immediate treatment. When it comes to damp in the home, the longer you wait, the more damage you allow to happen.

Common Summer Damp

During the summer months, humidity in the air is high. As well as allowing air to circulate in your home, opening the windows allows moisture in the atmosphere to ventilate, as opposed to settling on any walls or windows.

Check Your Chimneys

When offering damp proofing quotes in London, a common area of the home that we investigate is the chimney. During the winter, this is when chimneys in older buildings will be in use, but it is when chimneys are not in use when problems can arise.

Soot is left inside the chimney, and over time, the salt travels to the surface of the chimney. This can result in signs of damp under any plasterwork on the line of the ceiling that is level with the chimney due to the high humidity in the atmosphere during the summer. The first sign of this is often the musty smell that is associated with damp in a poorly ventilated home.

Where Garratt’s Damp Can Help

Our team of experts will survey the property looking for any signs or potential causes of damp. If required, we will offer a damp proofing quote for your London property and talk you through exactly what treatment is required.

Most forms of damp can be dealt with via a non-intrusive treatment, keeping any potential disruption to a minimum. For more information on how we can help, please give us a call on 0208 535 7536 or send us a message via our contact form today.

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