What do I do about damp in my home?
Damp, or penetrating damp, is when water from outside your home finds its way inside. It can happen at all levels of a building, but is more common higher up and on south-west facing walls.
Penetrating damp can be caused by roof leaks, plumbing leaks or building defects.
Signs of damp
- Growing circles of damp on walls or ceilings
- Blotchy patches on walls
- Wet and crumbly plaster
- Signs of mildew
- Drips and puddles.
Possible locations of damp
- Rising up internal walls at low level
- Random areas on external walls.