Investigating Damp Issues

For resolving any damp issues in your abode, our team, covering both East and West Brighton areas, will begin with an inspection.

Investigative Damp Surveys: What Are They?

A damp surveyor is a key requirement for confirming that a building complies with regulations. Whether it’s for domestic or commercial use, this process can prove beneficial financially by protecting the value of the property. It works in much the same way as home inspections do on purchase, but its focus is solely detecting signs of moisture.

This survey is an investigation and report of a property’s damp issues, the extent of any damage, and what action can be taken to reduce or resolve the issue.

Our expert damp surveyors perform this technique. They will assess where the dampness is, its quantity, any prospective damage if left untended, what kind it is (wet rot, dry rot or other issues) and the best plan for resolving the issue.

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Steps of a Damp Survey

Identifying External Issues

Our specialist damp surveyors begin by examining the outside of the building for any visible signs that may cause damp penetration. Issues such as damaged roof tiles, poor window pointing or porous brickwork are common culprits. Regular inspections by a qualified builder and any necessary repairs should be undertaken to avoid further water infiltration; neglecting this can result in damage to your property’s fabric as well as rot which threatens timber decay.

Analysis of Damp Issue

Our surveyor will investigate the first reported problem area. If this is a situation that could spread, the surrounding region will be examined closely. For instance, penetrating damp may affect multiple rooms and diagnosing it correctly can be difficult; if not done so, treating the dampness won’t be successful. There are numerous types of damage and causes which can lead to damp such as wet rot, dry rot, woodworm, cavity wall ties and basement waterproofing among others. This is why Brighton Damp Treatments only hires professional surveyors who have an extensive knowledge of various forms of damp that might affect your home. When any type of damp issue is found our surveyor will carry out a thorough inspection and provide an appropriate solution.

 Results of the Damp Survey

Once the dampness survey has been conducted, our specialist surveyor will provide a report via email or post. The document will detail any issues and their causes, as well as recommended solutions. If remedial work is necessary to rectify the problem, a repair quotation will be included. Furthermore, if you wish to discuss the results of the survey verbally, our surveyor would be more than pleased to do so.

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Areas We Cover

  • Aldrington
  • Bear Road
  • Bevendean
  • Black Rock
  • Brunswick
  • Carlton Hill
  • Coldean
  • Elm Grove
  • Hangleton
  • Hanover
  • Hollingbury
  • Hollingdean
  • Kemp Town
  • Kemptown
  • Mile Oak
  • Montpelier
  • Moulsecoomb
  • New England Quarter
  • North Laine
  • Old Steine
  • Old Steine Gardens
  • Ovingdean
  • Patcham
  • Portslade
  • Preston Village
  • Prestonville
  • Roedean
  • Rottingdean
  • Round Hill
  • Saltdean
  • Seven Dials
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Our Damp Surveyor’s Procedure

Once you’ve arranged for a dampness survey, the surveyor will visit your house to investigate the situation. They’ll ask about how long it has been present and if anything has changed since its onset. If you are the owner of the property, then you can answer these questions; however, if you rent or plan on purchasing it, they will be addressed to the landlord or current proprietor. After collecting as much information as possible regarding this matter, they’ll go throughout your home observing any potential damp issues with greater attention given to those areas that have already been flagged up. The surveyor will search for signs of moisture and identify any causes that could cause further damp in future.

One can inspect the property using various equipment. A damp meter is worthwhile to have, as it can detect signs of dampness that would otherwise go unnoticed, analyse the walls both horizontally and vertically, and generate a moisture profile for detecting an effective way to remove dampness.

A dampness survey report will be comprehensive, written in an accessible style to outline the degree of damage and the steps required for resolution. It may include further investigations carried out by the surveyor to calculate the amount of damage, its implications for your residence and a price estimate for completely resolving the damp issue. The findings will then be outlined in a document which you shall receive via email or post.

We offer our clients an obligation-free damp survey service, so you can get a qualified opinion on any moisture issues in your property. This no-commitment inspection takes approximately one hour to complete and costs just £50 + VAT. Our experienced surveyors will assess the situation thoroughly, looking for signs of damp in both the walls and floors of your building; testing it with a range of instruments such as hygrometers or thermal imaging cameras. At the end you’ll receive tailored advice about what needs to be done and how much it might cost.

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Our experienced surveyors will carry out a thorough assessment: examining walls and floors closely while using tools like hygrometers or thermal imaging cameras to make their judgement. Afterwards they’ll give tailored advice regarding what needs doing and potential costs involved.

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How Long Will a Damp Survey Take?

The length of a dampness survey is dependent upon the property’s size, construction, type of damp issue and level of damage. Generally, wet surveys take three to four hours to complete.

Is Investing in a Damp Survey Worth It?

It is essential to have a specialist evaluate the problem and suggest an appropriate, effective remedy as various aspects may lead to moisture and dampness in buildings. Trying a general response which could possibly do nothing or even make matters worse should be avoided.

It’s essential to guarantee that any property meets specified quality standards and is unlikely to incur serious damage in the future. A dampness survey will give you these assurances as well as helping prevent mould, prolonging the life of your home’s walls and ceilings, and avoiding unnecessary future expenditure if it gets worse. One of our experienced dampness surveyors will carry out a complete inspection and provide you with a full report.

Consequences of Unaddressed Rising Damp

If unchecked, moisture can inflict serious structural damage to your abode. The cost of damp-proofing is low compared with repairing or changing the interior and exterior fabric of your home. Moisture may also harm your home’s decoration and plasterwork, as well as cause timber decay.

The Benefits of a Mould and Damp Survey

Should you detect mould or damp in your home or property, it may be indicative of a larger problem. Often, the solution is not always clear-cut; however, a Brighton Damp Treatments survey can determine the source of the moisture and thus explain the mould growth. We will also advise on how to resolve the issue, which typically involves simple measures.

Mould can form on painted or dry walls if enough moisture is present. Believe it or not, only a small amount of humidity is needed! If mould keeps returning in spite of your attempts to get rid of it, contact us. We will identify the source and show you how to prevent the mould from coming back by tackling its root cause instead of merely concealing it.

We offer private mould and dampness surveys, and we collaborate with housing associations across England. If you’re a tenant dealing with mould or moisture, ask your landlord to get in touch with us or give us a call for an additional opinion.

If you’re planning to move into a new home and suspect it might have a mould or damp issue, we can inspect the whole property to ensure it’s not an ongoing concern. The survey is also useful for pre-sale purposes. Should any issues with mould or moisture arise, get in touch with us and we’ll work out what’s causing the problem.

The Cost of a Damp Survey

The size of a building dictates the cost of a damp survey. Larger homes, with more rooms, require longer surveys and therefore incur greater fees.

As a rule of thumb, you can expect to spend around £200 for a damp survey on a two-bedroom property. If your residence is a three-bed terrace, the cost will likely be £250. For larger dwellings such as four-bed detached homes, anticipate spending around £300.

Why Invest in Brighton Damp Treatments?

Providing Property Maintenance

Brighton Damp Treatments is a top property preservation and damp proofing company in the UK. Our surveyors are all accredited by the PCA, offering an additional level of assurance. Consumer reviews and construction industry awards continually recognise our commitment to providing excellent craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. Brighton Damp Treatments can deliver an efficient and cost-effective answer to condensation issues, penetrating damp problems or timber defects due to dry rot in any structure – old or new.

Long-Term Guarantees: Up to XX Years

Brighton Damp Treatments have two decades of experience in the construction industry, offering clients long-term guarantees they can rely on. We strive to provide an outstanding service and effectively tackle property issues with quality repairs so our customers feel secure in their homes.

Our no-obligation site damp surveys give you an accurate assessment of the existing condition of your property. We will provide a detailed report on any current or potential issues with moisture levels, and make recommendations as to what action should be taken. Our surveyors are all highly experienced professionals who are also fully insured and qualified in accordance with UK regulations. You can rest assured that our team will deliver reliable results. Get in touch with Brighton Damp Treatments right away to converse with an authority. Call 01273 920588 for further information.

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