Damp Proofing Liverpool
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Liverpool has approximately 156,000 properties with a population of approximately 333,000 people.
During the driest months of the year, Liverpool still has large amounts of rainfall, which sometimes causes flooding. There was severe flooding in October 2019 that had caused disruption to transportation in Merseyside.
If your property has been affected by flooding then it is likely that penetrating damp and/or rising damp will be the outcome of the flooding.
Where does rising damp come from?
This is a result of capillary action, where the moisture from the ground can rise up within the mortar beds and walls up to approx. one metre above the ground level.
Symptoms of rising damp in Liverpool are:
- Wallpaper that is lifting
- Decorations that are stained
- Plaster that has gotten soft
- Mould/fungus in timber
- Mould/fungus on wall surfaces
Did you know that concrete floors can be affected by rising damp? If you are looking for damp proofing Liverpool solutions then contact us today.
Where will it go?
- If left untreated, it will spread throughout the property
- Has been known to cause timber to decay
- Excessive damage to plaster and brickwork
- Increases the threat of insect infestations and dry rot
- General structural damage
What is Wet Rot
Cellar fungus is another name for wet rot and if it left untreated, it will cause destruction of the structural strength of timber which affects the structural integrity of the building. This form of rot is treated by the application of a fungicidal paste that is injected into the centre of large timers or applied onto the surface. After the paste has been applied skin is then formed which prevents stops the evaporation of the carrier solvent. This ensures that the active ingredients penetrates effectively into the material. Any structurally unsound timber that is found should be replaced and the source of the dampness rectified as soon as possible.
What is Dry Rot
This is the most destructive and dangerous of the known wood-destroying fungi. This has been known to completely destroy sound wood to a brittle dry state that can be easily crumbled in your hand. This has been known to spread through the infected areas as fast at 80mm per day!
Timber that is on the other side of thick walls has been known to be infected by the mycelium. Once the fungi have matured it will produce a fruiting body which will eventually spread its microscopic spores infecting the entire building. If this is not treated in an efficient and timely manner then the fungus will cause untold damage to the building.
Woodworm Problems Affecting Your Liverpool Property?
To treat woodworm in your Liverpool property we first suggest having a survey done to identify the type of woodworm. Identification of the type of woodworm is essential for effective treatment.
The most common woodworm beetle is the Furniture Beetle which is known to attack softwood. The 2nd most common is the Death Watch Beetle, which is known to feed on hardwood and is usually found in old church buildings.
During the survey, we will also look for exit holes, crumbling joists, waste product of wood (frass) and the type of timber that has been affected. Once done we will provide a detailed report of the most effective treatment for your property.
Condensation Control in Liverpool
So many homes in Liverpool are completely sealed up to be more energy efficient. This means that there is no means of escape for the condensation that has built up in the home. This creates the perfect breeding ground for mould which has been known to cause health and respiratory problems.
Mould is a toxic substance. The microscopic mould spores are usually in the air at the tie you notice black mould on any of the surfaces in your property. When the spores are inhaled, they have been known to compromise your airways, resulting in wheezing, coughing, sore throat, tightness in the chest, congestion and asthma if exposed to for a prolonged time.
Damp Specialist Liverpool - The importance of Effective Ventilation
Inadequate ventilation usually results in the streaming of the windows. Condensation and mould during the winter have been known to cause paint and wallpaper to peel. Mould is a toxic substance and usually has a musty odour. When inhaled, the mould spores may compromise your airways.
Did you know that dust mites which are usually found in mould infested buildings,create allergens which can trigger deadly asthma attacks?
Whether your concern is Liverpool condensation control or mould removal in Liverpool, bad/musty odours, allergies, asthma, dust mites, we are sure we have the permanent guaranteed solution to fix the problem. Contact your Liverpool damp specialist today.
For free no-obligation advice and quote contact our condensation control consultants. Book a free survey with us today. Social and private tenants – please have your landlord contact us with your permission to speak to us.
Damp Specialist Near me in Liverpool
If you are looking for a damp proofing company in Liverpool then look no further than Target Mould Removal. Our Liverpool damp specialist will do our best to ensure that moisture will be unable to pass through the walls that cause damage to your property.
Other Condensation Control Service Areas in Liverpool
Anfield, Allerton and Hunts Cross, Belle Vale, Childwall, Central, Church, County, Clubmoor, Croxteth, Cressington,, Fazakerley, Everton, Greenbank, Kirkdale, Kensington and Fairfield, Knotty Ash, Mossley Hill, Norris Green, Picton, Old Swan, Princes Park, Riverside, St Michaels, Speke-Garston, Tuebrook and Stoneycroft, Wavertree, West Derby, Warbreck, Woolton, Yew Tree.