If you’ve spotted the signs of damp in your home, it’s time to get in touch with a damp proof specialist. As with any industry, there are lots of different companies offering similar damp proofing services – so how do you choose the right one? For your convenience, we’ve put together our top tips for finding a damp proofing specialist you can rely on.
Ask friends, family members and neighbours whether they have any recommendations. There’s a good chance someone you know will have used a damp proof specialist before and there’s no better recommendation than word of mouth. If you’re short of recommendations, the internet is an effective tool for finding specialists – a simple search will pull up hundreds of local damp proof specialists.
With the above in mind, it’s important to read online reviews of the company in question. All reputable damp proof specialists will be happy to share customer reviews with you and show you examples of their previous work. Look for an established company with plenty of experience completing jobs similar to yours.
Choose a company that is a member of the Property Care Association
Make sure you choose a company that is a member of the Property Care Association (PCA). This is the only trade body and association in the damp proofing industry and it’s strongly recommended that you only use a PCA member for remedial works in your home.
As a member of the PCA, the contractor is demonstrating that they have certified surveyors and that the company meets the required standard of surveying expertise. Companies and contractors that are members of the PCA work to the PCA guideline standards and are qualified to offer guarantee insurance with the GPI scheme. Members of the PCA are also Trustmark approved, making them a reliable choice.
At North Yorkshire Remedials, we’re proud to be Ripon’s leading damp survey specialists. Our experienced and qualified team excel in dealing with all types of rising damp. With 35 years of experience in the industry, you needn’t look further than us for effective and affordable damp solutions. Visit our website to learn more.