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Damp Problems

The assessment of a damp problem will provide advice as to the cause and remedy.

There are associated problems caused by rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation.

Damp problems cause the deterioration of the structure and can cause repiratory problems through mould growth.

Most properties have been built with a damp proof course. Problems occur when other factors become involved such as bridging the dpc.

I am finding condensation problems are occurring more regularly, because of smaller, tightly sealed properties with well showered occupants.

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Contact Details:

(01260) 223773
07711 350758


The Estate Office
North Rode
CW12 2PH

"new offices at"
21 Morlais
Conwy Marina
LL32 8GJ



Two bedroomed or less, within 15 miles of the office.
Additional bedroom and cellar rooms.
Fee Scale
Areas include Buxton and the High Peak, Stockport, Macclesfield, Congleton, Sandbach, Crewe, Knutsford, Northwich, Stoke-on-Trent, Leek
Beyond this area the rate increases to cover travelling time and expenses. Please call to discuss.

Removal of any heavy furniture, fitted carpets etc is the responsibility of the client.

All surveys are non-destructive unless otherwise agreed.

Where it is necessary to lift floorboards to create access traps, this service will be charged at £50.00 per hour plus the cost of any materials required to reinstate the floors.

Other services, such as laboratory testing etc are available. These are charged at an hourly rate of £60 plus disbursements.

We cover areas into Wales, north into Lancashire and Cumbria and South, but rarely step over the Pennines.


  • Dry all windows, windowsills, and any other surfaces that have become wet. Ensure you wring out the cloth thoroughly, do not dry it on the radiator!
  • Try to keep the interior temperature of the property at a reasonably constant level.
  • If possible, always hang your washing outside. If this is not possible, you could hang it in the bathroom, with the door closed, and window slightly open for ventilation. Do NOT dry washing on radiators as this will add to the moisture already in the air.
  • Ensure that all extractor fans are working efficiently. Tenants might be tempted to leave a noisy extractor turned off. (If an extractor cannot hold a postcard to the vent when switched on it is not efficient enough).
  • If you use a tumble dryer, ensure it is well ventilated to the outside, or that it is the new condensing type.
  • Try to ventilate your kitchen when in use, either by opening a window slightly, or using the extractor fan. Try to ventilate both kitchens and bathrooms for at least twenty minutes after use.
    If your property is prone to condensation then daily use of a de-humidifier unit can be very beneficial. These come in all shapes and sizes, cost very little to run and draw out the excess moisture from the air helping to keep the condensation under control.