With spring in full swing, many people will now be looking to give their home a spring clean. It’s the perfect time to get rid of the old and make room for the new; it’s time for a proper deep clean that will leave your home feeling comfy, cosy, and most of all – clean.
However, spring cleaning can also bring out some nasty surprises like discovering a damp problem. If you do come across an issue with damp, it may be a good idea to look at damp proofing quotes to help you get the problem resolved as quickly as possible.
Of course, there might be more than damp lurking around your home and you may not discover any potential problems until you start a thorough spring clean. But not to worry – once the issue has been discovered, you can then work to resolve it. If you aren’t sure what you should be looking for, here are a few things to keep an eye out for when you’re in the process of deep cleaning your home.
Both the kitchen and the bathroom will have a water supply and while they are expected to get a little wet from time to time, there is always the possibility for plumbing-related issues to arise. So, when cleaning, you should check for any visible damage like leaks or cracked pipes. If any water damage is discovered, you will then need to find the source of the problem. Whether it’s a cracked bath panel or a loose connection in the pipework, there will always be a reason for the issue.
While other rooms in the home may not receive a water supply, they can still suffer from other issues.
During the process of spring cleaning, you should move your larger pieces of furniture, where possible, to ensure the entirety of the space can be properly cleaned. This is also the perfect time to keep an eye out for signs of damp. With the ability to appear in different areas of the home, damp will often produce a musty odour, feel wet to the touch and in some cases, produce a growth in the affected area.
If you do discover damp in your home, it’s always best to look to a professional to get the issue resolved. But whatever you do, don’t opt for quick fixes as this will only mask the issue and could actually end up making it worse. Instead, you should get a damp proofing quote to ensure your damp problem is resolved once and for all.
Of course, it’s not only the inside of your home that will need a spring clean. Take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days to show the exterior of your home some much-needed love – after all, this is the part of your property that protects you from the elements, so it’s important to ensure it is well-maintained.
You should look for any visible signs of damp on the exterior of the property – if left untreated, damp could spread to the interior or damage the structure of your home. You should also check all your windows and doors for any gaps. Ensure they are properly sealed and secure to avoid any cold entering your home or heat escaping from it. This is something that can be easily fixed with sealants and whilst it may not change the appearance of your home, it will nonetheless help you stay prepared.
Once your home has been carefully inspected and thoroughly cleaned, any issues should have been identified. Remember – if you don’t feel confident fixing a problem, the best course of action is to call in an expert to ensure the issue is resolved properly.
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