What is a DPC?

Mould Removal London

If you and your family have noticed that you are sneezing at home more often than usual, even if it’s not allergy season, it could be due to the presence of mould in your home. Mould can sometimes be hidden or undetectable during the early stages, so you may not always realise that it is present within your home. So, how exactly can you tell if there is mould in Continue Reading

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How to Fix Damp Problems

Due to the wet climate in the UK, damp is often a common occurrence in British properties. Problems that are caused by excess moisture, however, can lead to serious structural issues if left untreated and can even become hazardous to your health. If you own or are considering purchasing a property with damp issues, it’s important to understand the different types of damp, what causes it, how to prevent it, Continue Reading

Damp in a Home London

Damp Diagnosis in London

What Causes Damp in a Home? The average UK home will deal with a large amount of rain throughout the year, so it’s unsurprising that a lot of British properties will suffer from problems with mould and damp. Damp and mould can appear on the internal walls of a home and can be caused by a variety of different reasons from ineffective drains to broken damp proof courses. Diagnosing Damp Continue Reading

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Damp and Timber Report

Everything You Need to Know About Timber Decay in a Property If you own an older property, you probably don’t want to learn it is affected by timber decay. Discovering that the woodwork in your property is being damaged by wet or dry rot or insects is never good news for any homeowner.  There are many drastic measures that you might consider taking to restore your home to its former Continue Reading

Cavity Walls

Cavity Wall – Construction, Insulation, Problems.

A Guide to Cavity Walls If you are considering getting your property insulated, you have probably heard the term cavity wall. But what is it exactly, what purpose does it serve, and why should it be insulated? What is a Cavity Wall? A cavity wall is constructed with two separate walls that are used as a single wall. There is a space or cavity between the two walls. The two Continue Reading

What is a DPC?

What is Damp Proof Course (DPC)?

Every house should have a protective damp proof course layer in the walls of the property. That will help prevent moisture from move up the walls and into the living area from the ground below and surrounding the wall foundations. If your damp proof course DPC has failed or in some cases non-existent, then this is commonly referred to as rising damp. What is rising damp? If you live in Continue Reading

Rot damage in a London basement

Water Damage

Water, Water Everywhere… Water damage to a property can be distressing and expensive. Whether the damage is a result of a leaking pipe, either from your house or from an adjoining property, or a leaky appliance, or there’s been a slow ingress of external water; the damage can be extensive. The first thing to do is isolate the cause. If it is from within your property, turn off the water Continue Reading

Rot damage in a London basement

A Lot of Rot?

Rot Problems? Dry rot, wet rot, penetrating damp, rising damp, condensation are all water-damage problems faced by home owners and problems that need to be fixed sooner rather than later. But each is a different issue with a variety of effects and treatment methods. One quick call to London Damp Specialists is all it takes to diagnose your damp or rot problem. Here’s a quick guide to spot your rot, so you know when it’s time to Continue Reading