This year, more so than any other in recent memory, has seen London bathed in uncharacteristically scorching hot sunshine, with temperatures reaching heights that have not been seen for generations. Now, though, September not only sees the kids returning to school but also heralds the return of damper weather as we head into the autumn months.
You could be forgiven if seeking out a damp survey hasn’t been top of your agenda over the summer. However, now that we are slowly entering the time of year when damp issues are most likely to rear their ugly head, there is no better time than the present to get prepared. As the age-old saying goes, fail to prepare then prepare to fail.
Damp is always trying to penetrate the home. Exterior moisture in the ground is fended off by the DPC (Damp Proof Course) which blocks the moisture, thus prohibiting it from rising up and causing damage to the structure of the building or finishes.
In the autumn and winter when there is more moisture in the air, unprotected and under-equipped buildings are most at risk of damp. By the time that you become aware of a damp issue, it could already be too late with potentially serious damage resulting in expensive repairs.
If you don’t want your year ruined as a result of damp in the home, Garratt’s Damp offer a damp survey where our team of industry experts can review your home and give you a crystal clear jargon-free review. We will explain to you what work, if any, needs doing and how we would plan to address any issues that our team may find.
There is no obligation to press ahead with any work after receiving your quotation. We will offer friendly advice on the best course of action and, should you wish to go ahead with any work, our team will work with you in order to implement our damp proofing systems.
Are you interested in our damp surveys? If so, then please call our London-based team on 0208 535 7536 or send us a message via our contact form today. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible to arrange your property survey.