The Effects Of Damp
Biocraft South West is considered one of the leading damp proofing specialists, extending our wealth of knowledge and expertise across Bath, Bristol and Swindon; we have encountered many properties that have been severely affected by damp.
Ignoring even the smallest signs of damp is a big mistake, as allowing a continuous moisture supply to penetrate venerable materials and/or finishes can lead to even bigger problems.
Damp masonry at the base of walls can lead to the following:
- Increased moisture content will allow for the growth of decay organisms, or the materials themselves will become severely affected, e.g. skirting boards, architraves, built in units and/or frames may become infected by dry rot, wet rot, weevils or woodworm.
- In severely damp conditions the inorganic materials may lose their structural strength. This is most common within walls that are made from earth and soaked with water.
- Prolonged damp conditions on the surface of walls can allow for the growth of black mould when met with severe cases of condensation. Not only is this aesthetically unacceptable but can also cause damage to the surface finish and to both porous and fibrous material, such as wallpaper and carpets.
- Upon the evaporation process soluble salts on the surface or within the pores of the building materials can severely affect the property both aesthetically and structurally
- Prolonged exposure to mouldy environments has been proven to be linked to the following health effects: nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye and skin irritation and even pneumonia.
Biocraft South West is a leading damp proof specialist, offering a personal and professional service to each and every one of our customers. For further details on damp proofing Bath, damp proofing Bristol and damp proofing Swindon please contact us on:
Damp Proofing Swindon: 01793 272085