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Causes of damp in buildings U.K


Damp in buildings is a potential problem causing potential problems especially to one's health. Mould is the most common cause of the allergy in the house. Too much exposure to mould results in respiratory infections, allergic rhinitis and asthma.


Common symptoms when mould is present at home include sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, headache, sore throat, runny nose and over fatigue.


Condensation is a process that turns water vapor into liquid creating moisture. Very basic examples are dew on grasses or plants, fog on a car window .


Penetrating damp also known as rain penetration is a common problem in buildings. This often penetrates in cavity walls caused by a poor wall insulation. During a rainy day, a wrongly positioned wall tie or mortar obstructions can also be a problem of penetrating damps. A favorite place for damp penetration is chimney stacks wherein finding the exact point of water ingress can be very time consuming and frustrating.



Rising damp occurs when water from the ground rises up through the bricks and mortar of the building causing the moisture to get to reach a height where there is no evaporation. This commonly occurs when non-breathing plastering materials are used in construction.

Condensation, penetrating damp and rising damp are the three causes of damp in buildings which you can get rid of while maintaining your property regularly. However, if severe circumstances occur and you need professionals to take care of the problem, contact www.mjgroofing.co.uk to give you credible and reliable service. With over thirty years in the roofing and maintenance industry we can provide the knowledge and skills to complete your work in good time and to a high standard,call us or fill out the contact form to arrange a free no obligation survey and quote.

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