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How To Treat and Prevent Damp at Home: A Simple Guide

DAMP TREATING IT THE RIGHT WAY Once damp enters your cellar or any room in your home for that matter, it's useful to know how to properly treat the damp and why it's important to tackle the issue sooner rather than later. WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF DAMP? → Cold Spots Initially, you may notice "cold spots" on your walls and ceiling. These are faint black spots that appear in numbers, and without treatment will form in to damp. - Condensation One of the most obvious signs is condensation. This will appear on windows, window ledges and any fabrics in the room may feel slightly damp. Odor Often damp will create a musky smell in the atmosphere, this is due to the lack of clean air flow in the room. Mold Then comes the main event, the mold. This is the most dangerous in terms of health risk, and appears in black blotches. HOW TO TREAT DAMP SURFACES Mold Spray You can buy a variety of mold sprays which work on both ceiling and walls, simply follow the instructions on the bottle and the mold will disappear within a few hours. It's best doing it first thing in the morning for the smell to make it's way out of the room. Windows Leave windows open during the airing out process (when fans and dehumidifier are on) to allow clean air to enter during this period. Also worth leaving small windows open overnight. Paint In some extreme cases, you may have to paint over the affected surfaces if the mold spray isn't quite as effective as it should be. This will only really be useful for those who have extreme cases of damp. HOW TO PREVENT DAMP Extractor Fan Using an extractor fan frequently each day plays a big part in extracting moisture from the room to make it less humid, which keeps the room wellI ventilated. Dehumidifer Purchasing a dehumidifer is a well-worthy investment, that cost between £100 - £250. Simply plugin and switch on to remove moisture from your walls and ceiling. The tank will fill with water so you can see it working it's magic. Make sure your door is closed when using it for effective results. cas hire

How To Treat and Prevent Damp at Home: A Simple Guide

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Treating and preventing damp at home is crucial, especially for the winter months where temperatures drop dramatically. Whether you're needing to treat rising damp or you're just looking to be prepare...


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