More often than not, when we think of the weather in the UK we think about rain and damp. Over the course of a year our homes have to deal with the very worst of British weather, and no matter how well built they are, moisture can be a big problem for the foundations and materials our homes are built from. Season after season ground water, rain, moisture and condensation work away at the structure and comfort of our properties and homeowners need to make sure their properties are protected and cared for to stop problems mounting up. One of the most problematic types of damp a house can be damaged by is rising damp. Askerswell homeowners should read on to find out about what rising damp is, how to spot it and what they can do about it.
What is Rising Damp?
Askerswell homeowners may be more likely to think of the 1970’s sitcom than their homes when someone says rising damp, but when symptoms start to appear, rising damp is nothing to laugh about! Fortunately, of all the various problems with moisture they might experience, it is not rising damp Askerswell homeowners are most like to deal with. Rising damp is an uncommon problem and is less and less an issue for Askerswell homes as modern building regulations are better designed to protect modern homes from rising damp. When rising damp does hit though, it needs dealing with quickly and professionally to make sure it doesn’t do irreversible damage.
Put simply, rising damp is moisture that rises vertically through the permeable materials of the wall from ground water or moisture in and around the foundations of the property. Masonry is full of small pores or capillaries that water can seep through, rising up like a sponge into the fabric of the building.
How to Spot Rising Damp
Askerswell homeowners may spot signs of damp damage in their home at any time of year, but it can be most likely in damp weather or in winter. Some things to look out for are damp patches or stains anywhere up to a metre above floor level, white salt stains or deposit on brickwork or plaster, rot or black mould on wood and skirting boards and wallpaper lifting off the wall. These are not all necessarily just signs of rising damp but are almost always a sign of excessive moisture that needs managing. If these symptoms appear it is essential to speak to an expert in rising damp.
Askerswell Rising Damp
Askerswell homeowners who need support with moisture or rising damp can turn to Bio-Kil who are based out of the Bournemouth area of Dorset and are perfectly placed to provide all the help with rising damp Askerswell needs. With over thirty years of experience working with damp control, timber treatments and the repair of rot damage, Bio-Kil have earned their reputation for high quality rising damp management. Contact Bio-Kil for the best help with rising damp Askerswell has to offer!