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Damp Proofing Urmston Greater Manchester (M41): Having problems with damp in your house in Urmston can result in dangerous health and structural problems, as well as looking unappealing. Costing 1000s to repair if not cured immediately, more serious issues may be hidden under peeling wallpaper, flaking paintwork and damp patches. It's usually cheaper in the longer term to bring in an experienced Urmston damp proofing company to check out your home, and provide an extensive damp proofing solution for your property.

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In Urmston homes there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp

 

The following article describes the sources of such problems with damp in Urmston, and the various ways of avoiding and resolving them.

PENETRATING DAMP

Problems like cavity wall problems, broken roof tiles, unsound brickwork and defective guttering are common external causes of penetrating damp. Inside your Urmston property, it can be the result of burst or dripping pipes, cracked shower trays and overflowing baths or basins. If water continues to soak into the walls and woodwork, the noticeable signs with time are going to be dark damp patches on walls, broken or blistered plaster and flaking paintwork.

Wet rot can occur in your roof timbers if you have a leaking roof that is left untreated over a period of time. Whilst it's lucky that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in a worst case scenario, you may need to replace the whole roof (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your woodwork and the appearance of black fungus growth, could all herald the existence of wet rot.

Simple steps like repointing dodgy brickwork, cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks and inspecting pipes for leaks, can be the basic preventative maintenance measures. A certified damp proofer in Urmston will check these areas to help prevent any further problems, as an integral part of resolving your issues with damp.

CONDENSATION

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A common form of damp within many houses in Urmston, condensation is extremely easy to identify. Tiny droplets of water form on cool surfaces when they make contact with moist, warm air. Poor ventilation in places with high humidity, such as in bathrooms, kitchens and boiler rooms, is the most frequent reason for condensation.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and ensuring that you have sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, are among the simplest solutions to such issues. Redirecting moisture laden air outside of your home in Urmston, by installing or upgrading air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, will help you to resolve this issue.

The most effective way to identify the key things that bring about the situation, is to get a detailed damp proofing survey carried out by a reputable Urmston company. In some cases damp air is sucked in from outside, plainly making things even worse. Airflow has to be properly regulated to adequately minimise condensation problems, and a certified damp proofing specialist will be able to give advice and offer solutions on this question.

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RISING DAMP

Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all homes constructed in Great Britain. You may not have a damp course installed on your house in Urmston if it was built prior to this period. If your home was constructed after this date, but you're still experiencing rising damp problems, it might be that the DPM has been damaged.

If you believe that you may have rising damp, tide marks on walls, white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are good signs that you might be right. Although the existence of these isn't conclusive, they're all clear indicators of rising damp.

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The initial step towards solving your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether you have a damp proof course on the exterior walls of your property in Urmston. It should be 150 millimetres (around 6 inches) above ground level for adequate protection. You could dig away the surrounding earth to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could install a higher DPM (damp proof membrane) if the first option isn't plausible.

If this isn't the problem and your DPM is in order, there may be more serious issues to deal with caused by the dampness rising up from the ground, up through your floors, and into your walls.

Urmston damp proofing experts will swiftly be able to determine the root cause of your rising damp, and employing a number of procedures will soon resolve the problem. A damp proof cream (such as Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got a somewhat older property with no damp proof course, or it is damaged over a substantial area. Holes will be drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not appropriate, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a brand new damp proof course might need to be put in. This is taking repair work to the extreme, however it may be the only remedy for your rising damp.

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Another potential solution for minimal areas of damp course damage may include painting with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion coating. Wooden flooring, carpets or tiles must be lifted prior to work being done, since it's applied under your existing floor coverings. In cellars this is a particularly effectual treatment, and will form a part of the "tanking" procedure which is used to create watertight spaces. For additional protection in those problem areas, your Urmston damp proofing technician may suggest the use of building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has completely dried out.

Tanking: Tanking a room, such as a cellar or part below ground area, is a process of covering any exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint. Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the surfaces properly prepared before any work begins, as this watertight coating has to be applied at the base level of walls and floors. You can replaster any walls and decorate over the top, as soon as the coating has dried completely. You should invariably get more than one specialist's opinion on whether this is really the only remedy for your damp problems, as this is a very disruptive job since it needs to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a building.

DEHUMIDIFIERS AS A SOLUTION TO DAMP PROBLEMS

Dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering the moisture content in the air, so for issues with condensation they can be of help. The fact that they merely cover up the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the major issue with dehumidifier use. A certified damp proofing company in Urmston will be happy to give you advice on the best solution if you're suffering from dampness in any area of your property.

FINDING A REPUTABLE DAMP PROOF COMPANY IN URMSTON

As with just about any home improvement project, the best recommendations for a specialist can be obtained from neighbours and friends. Before employing any damp proofing services, you should see if you can get at least 3 or 4 estimates from different Urmston companies. If you are in any doubt about any company you can ask to see qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Keep an eye out for technicians holding the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness professional qualifications, or local companies who are signed up members of the Property Care Association (PCA) or the DPA (Damp Proofing Association).

You can be certain that your damp proofing provider is well qualified and has the required practical experience to provide you with a top notch damp proofing service, if they've got membership of the PCA or DPA. Any work carried out by any one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing can be done in Urmston and also in nearby places like: Partington, Trafford Park, Cadishead, Stretford, Warburton, Higher Green, Crofts Bank, Carrington, Sale, Rixton, Worsley, Davyhulme, Peel Green, Irlham, Eccles, Astley Green, together with these postcodes M41 0XJ, M32 9PX, M41 0QS, M41 0XE, M41 0TF, M41 0TD, M41 0ZB, M31 4WP, M41 0GF, M33 5PZ. Locally based Urmston damp proofers will probably have the phone code 0161 and the postcode M41.

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Damp proofing services have recently been required in the following Urmston streets and roads - Crofts Bank Road, Westbourne Park, Carisbrook Avenue, Wythburn Avenue, Stretford Road, Cornhill Avenue, Westgate, Durham Avenue, Hereford Grove, Grosvenor Road, Warbreck Drive, Bradfield Road, Church Road, North Grove, Lodge Avenue, Princess Road, Central Drive, Granville Road, Devonshire Close, Broadoaks Road, Eastwood Avenue, Queen's Road, Mayfair Avenue, Grangethorpe Road, Flixton Road, Chalfont Avenue, as well as these Urmston area postcodes: M41 0XJ, M32 9PX, M41 0QS, M41 0XE, M41 0TF, M41 0TD, M41 0ZB, M31 4WP, M41 0GF, M33 5PZ.

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