Rising Damp Treatment
Although more common in older buildings, all properties can be subjected to rising damp issues. As damp rises through pores in the masonry attempting to evaporate, the soluble salts in the water draw moisture from the outside. This can cause a stain, ruined décor, an awful smell, and a permanent damp feeling on the wall’s surface.
There are several different indicators to look for when it comes to damp, these include:
‘Tide marks’ can usually be spotted just above your skirting boards, in or outside your property. You may also see yellow or brown stains in a similar place, and they both feel wet to touch.
Decaying skirting boards
Rising damp will affect your skirting boards, causing them to grow fungus, crack or start rotting.
As it evaporates, the damp may leave salt deposits in your plaster. It’ll form a bubbled-up, blistered shape and have a crystallised texture.
Black mould may appear just above your skirting boards.
The damp may cause your wallpaper to start peeling, usually from the skirting boards upwards.
A musty smell
If the room smells damp and musty, it’s likely mould has already started to grow.
For more information about rising damp, please take a look at our rising damp guide. If you suspect you have an issue with rising damp, we can help. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.