Damp Issue in Property - How Serious is this and how can we Solve it?


Postby antomcc » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:44 am

Hi,
We have a damp issue in a family members house that has been left idle for the past 6 month.

Damp is appearing in two places

Upstairs coming down from the corner of the ceiling (also attached)
http://postimg.org/image/xs6fni1hf/

Downstairs coming from the floor (opposite side of the house)
http://postimg.org/image/hbas3asbn/

Outside of house pic showing where the damp is affecting
http://postimg.org/image/pyv7ajcgr/

Has anyone any advise on how to tackle this, and how potentially serious this is?
Thanks Anthony
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Postby DIYDoctor2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:37 pm

There are a number of reasons that you can have damp in a property. You should always treat damp as it will not improve without treatment.

These patterns of damp and mould can be caused by condensation - but are you experiencing similar problems in other rooms? it could be a leak from the gutter or hopper and around the window.

There is a handy guide for spotting and treating condensation here: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/condensation.htm

For further advice on diagnosing and treating damp see this project http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/damp-and-mould.htm and other related projects here http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/diy-how-to-type/damp.htm

Good luck and let us know how you get on
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