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Why You Should Never Opt for Quick Fixes

painting over mould - damp wall

When it comes to damp in your home you should never opt for quick fixes. While it may seem like the easiest option, it could end up causing more issues further down the line. This is why it’s recommended that you get a professional damp proofing quote in order to resolve the problem.

A damp specialist will be able to correctly identify the issue and recommend a practical course of action. But if you still think that a quick fix will solve the problem, you may want to read on and take note.

You Could Cause Further Issues

While a quick fix may seem like a good idea at the time, it could result in further issues - something that you undoubtedly want to avoid. If the job is done poorly or unprofessionally then the problem may end up just worsening rather than being fixed.

You May Just Be Masking the Problem

One common quick fix is to cover damp patches with paint. However, this is only masking what could end up being a serious issue. While you would no longer have to look at the unsightly damp spot, the issue itself will be far from fixed.

Getting it Wrong Can Be Costly

As many people will attest, issues in the home can be costly to fix and it is the same with any damp issues. After opting for quick fixes, the problem will still be there meaning that you will then have to spend further money to rectify the issue.

Not a Permanent Fix

Quick fixes are not permanent solutions and won’t last forever. You can paint over a wall that has damp and you can replace any furniture that has been affected by the issue, but this won't solve the issue. For this reason, you should always consult a specialist before making any attempts to fix the problem.

These are all clear examples as to why you should never opt for a quick fix when dealing with a damp problem. It could end up being far worse than you think and there is no reason to even try fixing it yourself - but there is every reason to go to a specialist. So, if you find that you have a damp issue, don’t try to fix it yourself and instead, look at getting a damp proofing quote. Save time and solve the issue for good.

For more information or to get a damp proofing quote for your property, get in touch today on 0208 535 7536.

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