Damp can be a real nightmare to live with. It can be unpleasant for all the senses, and a potentially expensive issue to deal with in particularly bad cases. So, the most important thing that you can do, is try to prevent it.
Some environments will be more prone to outbreaks of damp than others, but here are some tips for you to give you the best chance of preventing the initial outbreak.
In the United Kingdom, we’re famous for our rainy days. So, a difficulty that many face is how to get clean clothes dry. If you’re not lucky enough to have a tumble drier, this can lead you facing a dilemma.
Drying clothes indoors is one of the leading reasons people face issues with damp. It’s estimated that drying clothes inside increases the amount of moisture in a property by around 30% on average.
Though, for lots of people, there’s no alternative. So, if you must dry your clothes indoors it’s best to open a window, buy a dehumidifier, or to install an extractor fan. All of these options will give the moisture a place to go, which will cut the chances of damp issues.
Temperature is Important
Many people would assume that keeping your house warm is the best way to prevent damp. However, this could be very costly and isn’t strictly true. The key to preventing damp is generally trying to keep your home at a steady temperature.
You’ll also need to ventilate your home as much as you can too. If the moisture can’t escape, this is when you’re likely to experience issues with damp.
If you already have damp issues in the home. You’ll no doubt want to get rid of the damp in your home and in doing so, stop it from coming back. One way to achieve this, especially if you’re affected by rising damp, is to replaster the problem areas.
Luckily, here at North Yorkshire Remedials, we’re experts in plastering services. Our team of specialist surveyors can help to make sure that you get the most appropriate plastering solution for your damp issue. Getting your walls back to their original condition.
Monitoring the Moisture in Your Home to Prevent Damp
It’s important that even if there are no visual signs of damp in your home that you still keep an eye on it. This can easily be done with an electronic moisture meter which will be easily purchased from most DIY shops.
Checking the moisture levels in your walls twice a year can give you an indication as to whether you have any incoming damp issues.
If you are experiencing any issues with damp and aren’t sure what to do, get in touch with our team of experts. We’ll help you to find a suitable solution. Contact us by calling 01765 692 154 today.