DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

We cater for both domestic and commercial customers with an extensive range of services, including Damp Proofing, Rising Damp treatments and Basement Tanking.

 

BASEMENT CONVERSIONS

Most families yearn for extra space as an inbuilt requirement in today’s modern world, a lot of homeowners are utilising the space they already have, by converting dingy cellars and basements into bright and cosy additional rooms instead.

 

RISING DAMP

Rising damp is an issue that can sometimes affect all buildings. It is a problem more often in older houses where the original damp proof course has become damaged.

Heat Recovery Guide

All homes at some point can experience damp on their interior and exterior walls. If this is the case, you can solve this problem quickly with whole house heat recovery from Aquafoss UK. Following a system of using a steady flow of temperature controlled air, you can control the average temperature in your house and avoid damp and condensation.

Our helpful guide details what damp is, how to spot it, and how heat recovery can help you.

How To Spot Damp

Whether you are buying your first home or your second, you need to be aware of how to look out for damp. Being aware of what signs to look for can help to prevent a problem before it develops. Although there are various types of damp, all of the indications are the same. These include moisture around windows, cracking wood, peeling wallpaper, stains on plaster and wet walls.

If you have leaking pipes or poorly insulated windows and doors, damp could again be present. Finding the original source of the damp is your main priority in order to stop the damage in its tracks. If you can physically see any of the tell-tale signs yourself, you should inspect your whole house for any other damage.

Signs To Look For

One of the first signs you need to look out for in your home is damp itself. The most common place that this occurs is inside your walls, entering from the ground and travelling upwards into your property.

Working with professionals, you can have accurate reports and surveys carried out. This ensures that you are well aware of the problems you need to fix before you buy a property. As an expensive and sometimes complicated process, it is important damp is never left untreated. Some signs to look for include:

  • Moist flooring materials
  • An odour or musty smell
  • A clear visible build-up of mould
  • Clear changes in the plaster from the ground up
  • Lifting or peeling wallpaper
  • Mould on external wall materials
  • The whole house feeling damp
  • Condensation on glass and interior windows

What Is Heat Recovery?

Sometimes known as Heat Recovery Ventilation or HRV, these systems enable you to make the most of the energy within a property. It gives you control of your property’s humidity and focuses the energy into removing water and moisture from your home. By drawing fresh air from outside, you allow it to flow through the heat exchanger and dry out the air to create a healthy balance throughout.

This method works incredibly well in moist areas, like the bathroom and the kitchen, to make sure you don’t become the next victim of damp. By removing any last drop of moisture and damp in your home, you can combine this method with any other damp repair service to fully eradicate your home of the problem.

Benefits of Heat Recovery

There are a number of benefits when it comes to heat recovery. One main consequence of increased insulation in buildings is the lack of ventilation. However, with HRV systems you can create the necessary ventilation without compromising on comfort. The systems bring fresh air into a building, helping to prevent damp and condensation from occurring.

With the right system in place, you can ensure that unwanted mould, damp and moisture is eradicated from your home. This reduces the risk of health complications and protects the structural integrity of a location.

That is why Aquafoss recommend to always work with the professionals along every step of the way with your property so that you are never left out of pocket, with a damaged home or with a problem that is growing. Finding the source of all of your problems gives you room to make repairs and also to damp proof your home to avoid future damage.

Common Causes of Heat Loss

When it comes to heat loss, there are a few likely sources of wasted heat within your property. Being aware of these can help you to become more energy efficient, saving money and time.

Most commonly wasted heat comes from items including:

  • Process Plant Cooling Systems
  • Ventilation System Extracts
  • Furnaces, Kilns, Ovens and Dryers
  • Boiler Flue Gases
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Boiler Blowdown
  • Power Generation Plant
  • Air Compressors
  • Hot Liquid Effluents

Get in Touch

Once you have got your damp problems repaired and you are ready to damp proof your home, call Aquafoss on 01525 374 406.

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

Aquafoss is a family run business that has built up a reputation over the last 40 years that is second to none for our dedication to detail and highest quality workmanship.

Our team are here to make sure you get the best possible service in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding areas.