How Can You Benefit From The Best Damp Survey London Has To Offer?

Do you suspect your property has a severe damp issue? If so, don't wait for it to get worse, as the cost of repair will only increase with time. The best course of action is to get a London damp survey right away!

Damp can spread quickly throughout your property, eating away at the structure while encouraging mould growth in every nook and cranny of your house.

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Taking the wrong approach to solving damp issues may backfire. The right way to deal with this is to call a professional. Here at Environ Property Services, we have damp specialists who can isolate the cause of the problem and prevent it from getting worse.

When you use our services, you will receive a quality survey – conducted by an independent damp surveyor in London – and a detailed report showing the leading cause of the problem and the extent of the damage, as well as an efficient treatment plan all free of charge!

During the damp survey, our experts will be happy to answer all of your questions about damp and explain the necessary steps to eradicate it from your property.

We can provide various treatments for all sorts of damp, such as rising damp, penetrating damp, damp walls, and so much more. If you want to work with the best damp surveyor and proofing company, look no further.

Avoid Damp Scams - Take Our Advice!

Sadly, it is not surprising for us to hear stories about property owners who have had unpleasant experiences with damp scams. A number of home and business owners who have previously invested in a London damp survey and other services to eradicate these issues, have had them return some time afterwards.

This is usually a result of ineffective damp treatment or misdiagnosis. It would be best if you were cautious, especially of those who purely communicate in “sales talk” to persuade you to choose their services, or “professionals” who are completely unknowledgeable about the damp proofing industry.

If you fall victim to such scams, you might end up paying far more than you should to fix a one-off problem. So how do you distinguish a professional damp proofing company from a bad one?

A real damp specialist will first make an effort to understand your property inside out, such as searching for visual signs of damp, asking you about the history of the building, and so on. This is a crucial step to prevent misdiagnosis.

Afterwards, a damp surveyor will conduct an in-depth analysis of your property, based on the information they have gathered. Their report should clearly explain how damp enters the property, and how it can be fixed.

If you feel that the damp proofing company you are speaking to is pressuring you into buying their products, or is deceiving you, then you should think twice. Remember to ask them for specific explanations and proof to support their claims regarding your property's condition.

If you are looking for a trustworthy professional to perform a damp survey on your property, choose Environ Property Services! We have the right expertise in conducting damp surveys as well as getting rid of damp effectively.

The Best Damp Proofing Specialists

There are a lot of damp proofing companies in the market today, offering damp surveys as well as other products and services. But the main question is, why choose us?

We are not just a damp proofing company! What sets us apart is our team of expert surveyors. You can rely on our free damp proof survey, which gives you an accurate diagnosis of the damp within your property.

When it comes to fixing damp issues, you can count on our fully-trained and skilled brick masons, plasterers, plumbers, and electricians, no matter the extent of the damp in your property.

Some treatments require the dismantling of your house structure, such as fitting a new damp-proof course or opening up external cavity walls. This demands a lot of work and effort, but we always reassemble things back to the way they should be, ensuring that your property looks completely untouched!

Also, Environ Property Services is appointed by the Royal Family, and Sovereign-approved, which means we are one of the few who can access their exclusive products. All of our services also come with Sovereign guarantees that last between 15 and 25 years.

Moreover, we are a Which? Trusted Trader, so you can rest assured that our service will exceed your expectations, and your damp problems will be resolved without worrying about reoccurrence.

If you want to book a damp survey, get in touch with our friendly and helpful staff today. You can fill out our contact form at https://environpropertyservices.co.uk/contact for any written enquiries or concerns.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much is a damp survey?

The cost of a damp survey will depend on the size of your property. For instance, it may cost around £250 for a three-bed semi-detached house, while a four-bed detached house may cost about £300.

What is a damp survey?

A damp survey is a specific type of survey where a London damp surveyor inspects a property for any potential issues. This survey is typically done when an initial valuation, condition report, full building survey, or homebuyers survey has found that there is a damp problem in your building.

Where is the Damp Proof Course applied?

Your Damp Proof Course (DPC) is usually applied at basement level and is designed to resist moisture, preventing it from passing through your floors and walls.

Is damp expensive to fix?

If your house is suffering from a damp problem, you can have it fixed. The cost of damp-proofing internal walls depends on your location, the supplier, and the size of the wall area that needs to be treated.

A rough estimate is around £70 per metre of wall or around £280 per wall. If you need to treat every wall in your house, the cost can reach up to several thousand.

How long does a damp survey take?

A free damp specialist survey takes three to four hours, but this will vary based on several factors, such as the size and structure of the house, amount of damage, type of damp, and much more. In extreme cases, it can take over two days.

How do you treat damp in an old house?

A damp specialist can provide a wide range of solutions for damp problems. They will first check external ground levels and ensure that earth is not heaped up against the outside walls. They will also check pipes and sealants, and fix leaks and gutters to prevent water from dripping down the walls.

Some damp specialists may also provide you with a basement waterproofing assessment, based on your property's requirements.

What type of damp do I have?

There are several types of damp, but the most common are lateral, penetrating, and rising. Condensation and mould may form, no matter what kind of damp issue your home has. A damp specialist may perform a tanking evaluation if your property needs it.

How do you investigate damp?

Hire professional damp surveyors, and they can investigate your home for any issues. These specialists will carefully inspect your ceilings, walls, and floors for damp patches and other signs of damp problems. They will also look under any flooring that may be lifting. During the early stages, the only signs of damp are a mouldy smell or moistness.

Signs Of Damp In A House

Several signs tell you your house is suffering from damp. One of the most common indications is a mouldy smell. You will also see mildew appearing on your walls, ceilings, and floors, and they may also feel cold or damp.

Moreover, dark patches may appear on your walls and plaster, which will result in lifting or peeling wallpaper. You may also see excessive moisture on your windows.

Water may enter your cellar. To prevent this from happening, you can ask a damp specialist to conduct a basement tanking inspection.

If you suspect your house of having damp issues, you can confirm it with a free London damp proofing survey from us.

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Causes Of Damp

Many things cause dampness in your home. If you find the source of the problem quickly, you can prevent it from worsening.

A damp specialist can provide you with a thorough waterproof tanking assessment, and many other services to discover the causes of the damp in your property. Here are some of the major ones:

Humidity or air moisture condensation - Using energy-saving methods such as double-glazing to reduce ventilation in an old house may cause too much humidity. Moreover, activities like washing, cooking, or bathing can contribute to the production of large amounts of vapour.

Rain penetration - The outer areas of your home are vulnerable to rain penetration, especially if they are poorly maintained. For instance, the junctions in timber roofs may suffer from damp because water damages wear out lead flashings, mortar fillets, hips, or ridges.

Internal spillage - This can occur for several reasons, such as leaks from dishwashers and washing machines, burst pipes, deterioration of pipe joints, overflowing showers and baths, and more.

There are many other causes of damp, so be sure to hire a professional damp surveyor to find out what is causing your particular problem. Our company has a number of positive independent damp survey reviews, so you can feel comfortable placing your trust in us to deal with the complicated issue of damp.

The Long-Term Solution To Damp Problems

The best thing you can do to solve a long-term damp issue is to check your Damp-Proof Course (DPC) regularly. Your DPC should be in good condition at all times and should be around six inches above ground level.

If the ground level rises higher than your Damp-Proof Course, this means the water will also be above your DPC, and can, therefore, penetrate the brickwork. This might be caused by debris in your internal wall cavity carrying water above your DPC and into the internal wall.

To solve this problem, you will need to hire a professional to remove the bricks and debris inside the cavity.

Apart from checking your DPC, it is vital to check for signs of damp in your property. You can ask a professional for a damp survey, cellar waterproofing evaluation, and other services to ensure that water doesn't enter the building.

If you need help with damp problems, let us take the burden from your shoulders! We provide free damp surveys in London, as well as outstanding damp proofing, so be sure to get in touch. Give us a call or request your call back now!

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