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Penetrating damp is when rainwater is penetrating through brickwork, this can happen if the mortar in the brickwork has become brittle and loose or the bricks themselves have become very porous over time, defective guttering etc. This requires a different remedial treatment. A water repellent coating can be applied, this will allow the bricks to still breathe and repel water. The cause of the issue will need to be fixed, ie re pointed, guttering fixed etc. I use Kingfisher Building Products, Extreme Climate ONE COAT water seal which stops penetrating damp using the latest fluorocarbon technology to create the best performing (100% breathable) brick and stone sealer available today. With a lifespan of up to 10 years and no surface darkening.
Raising damp is when moisture is absorbed from the ground into the walls, by capillary action through the pores of the masonry seeking a means of evaporation. All new houses are built with a Damp proof course (DPC) which forms a barrier against the moisture rising. Older houses however may have been built without a DPC or over a period of time and changes to the building, i.e. built up patios may have become defective. A new DPC can be installed creating that barrier against moisture.
Condensation occurs in cold weather when warm humid air cools on contact with cold surfaces like external walls and windows and in places of poor air circulation such as corners, behind wardrobes and cupboards. These are ideal conditions for black mould to grow and will grow rapidly if not addressed. The amount of condensation a home has, depends on the occupant’s lifestyle and the ventilation in place, pets, people and gas fires are all producers of moisture.
Some simple steps can reduce the condensation: Low constant heating, Don’t dry clothes indoors or on radiators, Cover pans when cooking, make sure tumble dryers are vented, Air vents are unblocked, Trickle vents are open, Use a UniBond Aero-360 Pure Moisture Absorber Device or similar device, Dehumidifiers.
In more extreme cases of condensation and where large amounts of Black mould have built up more robust measures may be necessary
Option 1. This solution will significantly reduce condensation and the regrowth of Black mould spores
a. Increase ventilation
b. Removal of Black Mould with Black Mould remover.
c. Paint area with Anti-mould specialist paint
Option 2. Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) This system takes out the humid air and any other pollutants and replaces it with clean filtered air, improving the air condition in your home.
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Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual needs and requirements, we are always happy to help. Mob: 07984690796 Home: 01784 457471 or email: [email protected]
Web address for more information: www.plasterhawks.co.uk and www.facebook.com/pages/PlasterHawks/261609330564141 - click here to view our Facebook page, with lots more photo's.
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