Damp Proofing

Damp can form quickly so it's important to be aware of any signs of damp. Such signs of damp could be; a musty smell, walls feeling damp or cold, discoloured patches on walls and excessive condensation around windows.    

There are three main types of damp:

  • Rising damp
  • Penetrating damp
  • Condensation damp

Damp refers to the presence of excess moisture in a room. Damp can be a serious problem as it can cause damage to a buildings infrastructure. It is a problem that can affect any home no matter how large or small, damp is miserable to live with and a threat to health if left untreated.

Damp problems tend to be at their worse during the winter however if left unresolved damp can be an issue all year round. You can spot the signs of damp on walls and ceilings, your walls may feel cold and look wet whilst ceilings will look stained and discoloured.

If left untreated damp can have an affect on your health causing things like; runny nose, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation.

Damp can also be a costly affair, not only could you potentially have to pay a professional to resolve the issue you may find you've wasted money either trying to fix it yourself with countless products or racked up high energy bills trying to keep the damp down.

Many cases of damp are not as serious as they look, however, damp can have a detrimental effect on our health especially if you suffer from respiratory problems or asthma.

If left untreated, damp could lead to mould growth and depending on the type of damp, even structural damage. Acting fast to the problem and taking action will save you time, money and safeguard your health.

Here at MGC services we are fully trained and qualified to install various forms of damp proof protection.

 

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