Rising Damp Problems? We have a cure!
If you have dampness in your property and don’t want it to spread all over the walls and ceilings, before finding a solution to dampness you need to know which are the 3 types of damp that can appear in your home.
- Rising Damp
- Penetrating Damp
Rising Damp - This kind of damp is characterised by the climbing from the foundations to the walls and interior walls by the phenomenon of capillarity (or capillary rises) which different materials have such as bricks and concrete blocks. All this water will make the paint and other coatings peel, even if they are damp-proof.
If not controlled in time, it can destabilize the foundations of your home or building and create a risk for the entire building and the people who inhabit it. In addition to this, as there is more damp in the environment, paint will keep peeling and you will spend more money on heating.
Condensation Damp - It is one of the most common causes produced by our daily activities such as cooking, showering or ironing. This added to the lack of ventilation produces condensation and mold on the walls and ceilings.
As if this were not enough, with the excess of environmental humidity there will proliferate mites and fungi. So if you are allergic or have a related disease you need to remove moisture immediately.
Penetrating Damp - This type of indoor dampness is common in places below ground level such as garages, basements, cellars or any other kind of underground room. On this occasion the damp comes from the water present in the side walls, where it infiltrates into the interior.
Like all other causes, this kind of damp seriously compromises the stability and safety of the building and electrical installations.
The important step to eliminate the dampness is a correct diagnosis by analysing the origin of the dampness. Below we will list the most common effects in order to detect them in time:
- Saltpeter or erosive salts on the bottom of the walls
- Flaking or degradation of the paint
- Moisture smell in the room
- Stains and mold on walls and ceilings
- Chips on the walls
- Breathing problems
- Water drops by condensation.
If you still don’t know what kind of humidity you have, we recommend you give us a call and we can come and assess the situation for you.