The days are shorter, temperatures are cooler and rainfall is heavier, which can only mean one thing: winter is officially upon us. During this time, we all take extra measures to keep ourselves warm and dry, such as investing in a great winter coat and wearing waterproof shoes, but the same is necessary for our properties.
During these months, our homes can become vulnerable to damp as a result of increased condensation levels. Mould and mildew can then begin to grow and spread, which is not only damaging to our properties, but can also negatively affect our health.
Want to prevent your home from becoming damp this winter? Read on for our top tips.
Heat your home at a steady temperature
One of the simplest ways to prevent damp from developing within your property is to keep it heated throughout winter; make sure you’re putting your heating on regularly, especially during particularly chilly evenings. However, it’s equally as important to keep your property at a steady temperature, as significant fluctuations can cause condensation to build up and encourage the growth of mould.
Additionally, if your walls and roofing aren’t insulated properly, this is certainly the time to put such measures in place.
Keep your home well ventilated
If the moisture in your home can escape before developing into condensation, the chances of damp developing will reduce significantly. The easiest way to allow moisture to escape is to keep your home well ventilated, so make sure you open your windows regularly (even when it’s cold outside!) and don’t forget to use extractor fans in your kitchen and bathrooms.
Damp-proof your home
One of the most effective ways to prevent the build-up of damp within a building is to invest in damp proofing. There are many different damp proofing solutions, including electro-osmotic and chemical injection applications, which are designed to prevent moisture from seeping through the walls and flooring of your home and discourage the growth of mould and mildew. For a cost-effective and longstanding method of damp prevention, damp proofing is certainly the top choice.
Is it time to damp proof your home? If yes, look no further than North Yorkshire Remedials for damp proofing solutions you can rely on. Whether you have existing damp-related damage or you are hoping to prevent issues from arising in the future, we’re your go-to company for damp proofing, plastering and rot treatment.
For more information about our range of services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at North Yorkshire Remedials today.