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How to deal with condensation

When dampness is discovered in buildings it can be due to a number of causes. One which can affect virtually any type of property and which is often the most visible is condensation. It is often marked by mould growth and therefore is more unpleasant than rising or penetrating damp. It occurs when moisture in the air meets a cold surface. This moisture often comes from normal activities such as drying cloth ...

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Stop damp from taking hold

Recent research has shown that thousands of houses in the United Kingdom have problems due to damp, a source of irritation and misery for both occupants and house owners. Excessive damp can be caused by a wide range of factors, and many people think that the problems are beyond our control but this is not the case. There are three causes of damp - penetrating damp, rising damp and condensation. Penetrating ...

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The problem with damp

Damp can affect any property, large or small. It may not be immediately obvious and could take several years before visible signs begin to appear. There are many reasons for damp developing in a property, for example lack of maintenance, deterioration of the building fabric or poor build quality. Most damp problems will be linked to one of three main issues: Rising Damp – here ground water is drawn upwards ...

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