Damp Proofing Question

We have had damp and ould issues in our flat and nothing is stopping it?

Its always cold desipte having the heating on. The mold is on clothes and shoes and areas of the walls are dripping with water. We vent the areas and use a dehumidifier but still have issues. any ideas?

4 Answers

Best Answer

without looking at the problem their is really not enough information to give an accurate reason , to many things can cause dampness.

bad pointing,roof, guttering, water drip, lack of air circulation

Answered 16th Dec 2011

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

It is normally a combination of many things. Insulation and the flats construction are key in how you tackle the problem. Ventilation of kitchens and bathrooms are key. Trickle vents on double glazing/windows are key. If the walls on your property are solid or poorly insulated then insulation will also help a lot. Carpets cling on to moisture a lot more than non porous floor coverings (lino, tiles, laminate, wood).

If you want the issue addressing properly best call an expert (building surveyor). To write up a report on the flat.

John

Answered 17th Dec 2011

Briner & Sons Ltd

Member since 2 Mar 2009

Do you have loft insulation?
Do you have solid or cavity walls?
How old is your house?
Is it all of the walls or just in certain area's?
Do you dry your washing on radiators?
Do you use an unvented tumble dryer?
Do you have a damp coarse?

Answered 18th Dec 2011

House Doctors

Member since 13 Jul 2011

Hi
For mould to be present you have condensation rather than damp. Normal solutions are to ensure you have good mechanical ventilation to both your bathroom and kitchen, to use central heating ( but definitely not gas or parafin heaters) and to also look at ways of improving insulation to the property.
A good remedial surveyor should be able to help resolve this
Paul
PTLS Property Care

Answered 18th Dec 2011

PTLS Enviro Ltd

Member since 21 Jul 2011

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