Rising Damp Treatment London

Rising Damp Treatment LondonRising Damp Treatment London – Dealing with rising damp in your home or commercial property.

As if we needed reminding, we’ve been shown by Mother Nature in recent years that our humble homes and commercial buildings are simply no match for the stunning power of water.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a major river that has flooded, an awesome hurricane, a tsunami… or a more pedestrian broken water line flooding your house or office, you need help fast before the damage to possessions as well as to the structures themselves becomes irreversible.

If you suspect you have rising damp issues, contact us today and we will organise either a non destructive ultrasound and thermal imaging damp survey, or an invasive inspection with the latter plus camera probes and some more hands on lifting of floor boards or probing of the ground and wall – we will get to the bottom of your perimeter damp problems. Our primary service consists of attendance to assess the damp and diagnose the source. Sometimes what appears to be rising damp is not structural rising damp, but internal fabric rising damp.

What Type of Rising Damp Problem Do You Have?

Water damage observed around the internal perimeter of the ground floor and along all internal walls is not always structural rising damp – once the damp proof course of the structure has been checked, and if there are no signs of subsidence or movement of the buildings, it is likely that the damp proof course will be working – it takes a lot for a damp proof course to fail. The cause of internal water damage that looks like rising damp is often simply down to poor internal craftsmanship of the floor. When we replace our floors we don’t normally go as far as to rip out the old framework, we normally just replace the top surface.

Some floors are built to make up for the either a lack of air ventilation bricks, or to assist in the air circulation beneath the floor, such as floor resting upon sleeper walls for example. Such flooring construction is common all over the United Kingdom – a floor built upon  a timber frame work that is designed to rests entirely on the sleeper walls beneath the floor and not make contact with any of the walls in the property at any point. The skirting boards cover the gaps between the floor and the walls whilst leaving a gap between the skirting board and the floor.

Rising Damp Treatment London

Those in the house should never look down and see a gap, unless the skirting boards are not there. With this construction, often damp proof courses were not placed between the sleeper walls and the timber frame of the floor – we see this time and time again. In this instance there is often nothing to prevent the wicking of water from the ground, up through the brickwork of the sleeper walls, into the timber frame, and thus into the floor.

The floor itself is normally made from treated chipboard or plywood – essentially what has happened is that the water that has absorbed into the wooden floor framework has cause the framework to warp and expand and make contact with the walls in many places. This has enabled the water in the wood, particularly at times during high uptake, to transfer into the walls around the internal perimeter of the building, and cause the water damage patterns that mimic structural rising damp!

At Water Damage, we’ll get your home or business back in shape quicker, more efficiently, and cheaper than anyone else in the industry. We’ve become the very best in the UK by getting people’s lives back to normal after a water-related disaster for over twenty-five years. Let our professionals help you get your life together again after the water is gone.

Do I Have Rising Damp?

One of the first things we will offer you is a swift water removal service to extract remaining water as quickly as possible – however, if it is a matter of damp marks and mould around the bottom of your walls, maybe you need a damp survey and some guidance. Are you looking to make an insurance claim or simply diagnose your grim water damage and staining problems?

First response to rising damp and damp home contents restoration:

Building or home contents are then fully dried. We save as many of your valuable documents, books, appliances, electronic devices, and floor coverings as we can. We even have expert technicians, craftsmen and refinishers for fine furniture treatment. Sophisticated measuring and drying equipment is used to ensure the entire structure is thoroughly dry and dehumidified.

After we’ve rapidly dried out the affected area we’ll attend to any structural damage repair. We know our customers come to us in less than happy moods – that’s why it’s our goal for every client to leave us that way when we’ve done their job to their complete satisfaction.

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We Offer Rising Damp Treatment in and Around London

Central London

EC1 Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Barbican EC2 NE – Moorgate, Liverpool Street EC3 SE – Monument, Aldgate, Fenchurch St, Tower EC4 W – Fleet St, Temple, Blackfriars, St Paul’s WC1 Bloomsbury, Gray’s Inn WC2 Holborn, Strand, Covent Garden

North London

N1 Islington, Barnsbury, Canonbury N2 East Finchley, E Hampstead Gdn Suburb N3 Finchley Central, Finchley Church End N4 Finsbury Park, Manor House N5 Highbury N6 Highgate N7 Holloway, Lower Holloway N8 Hornsey, Crouch End N9 Lower Edmonton N10 Muswell Hill N11 New Southgate, Friern Barnet N12 North Finchley, Woodside Park N13 Palmers Green N14 Southgate N15 South Tottenham, Seven Sisters N16 Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill N17 Tottenham N18 Upper Edmonton N19 Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Pk N20 Whetstone, Totteridge N21 Winchmore Hill N22 Wood Green, Alexandra Palace

North West London

NW1 Camden Town, Regent’s Pk, N Marylebone NW2 Cricklewood, Neasden, Dollis Hill NW3 Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park NW4 Hendon, Brent Cross NW5 Kentish Town NW6 Kilburn, Queens Park, S & W Hampstead NW7 Mill Hill NW8 St John’s Wood NW9 The Hyde, Kingsbury, Colindale NW10 Willesden, Harlesden, Kensal Green NW11 Golders Green, W Hampstead Gdn Suburb

South East London

SE2 Abbey Wood, S Thamesmead SE3 Blackheath, Westcombe Park, Kidbrooke SE4 Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park SE5 Camberwell SE6 Catford, Hither Green, Bellingham SE7 Charlton SE8 Deptford SE9 Eltham, Mottingham SE10 Greenwich SE11 Lambeth, Kennington SE12 Lee, Grove Park SE13 Lewisham, Hither Green SE14 New Cross, New Cross Gate SE15 Peckham, Nunhead SE16 Rotherhithe, S Bermonsey, Surrey Docks SE17 Walworth, Elephant & Castle SE18 Woolwich, Plumstead SE19 Crystal Palace, Norwood (Cen & Upper) SE20 Anerley, Penge SE21 Dulwich, West Dulwich SE22 East Dulwich SE23 Forest Hill SE24 Herne Hill SE25 South Norwood SE26 Sydenham SE27 West Norwood, Tulse Hill SE28 Thamesmead

South West London

SW1 Westminster, Belgravia, Pimlico, Victoria SW2 Brixton, Streatham Hill SW3 Chelsea, Brompton SW4 Clapham SW5 Earl’s Court SW6 Fulham, Parson’s Green SW7 South Kensington SW8 South Lambeth, Vauxhall, Nine Elms SW9 Stockwell, N Brixton SW10 West Brompton, World’s End SW11 Battersea, Clapham Junction SW12 Balham SW13 Barnes, Castelnau SW14 Mortlake, East Sheen SW15 Putney, Roehampton SW16 Streatham, Norbury SW17 Tooting SW18 Wandsworth, Earlsfield SW19 Wimbledon, Merton, Collier’s Wood SW20 West & South Wimbledon, Raynes Pk

East London

E1 Whitechapel, Stepney, Mile End E2 Bethnal Green, Shoreditch E3 Bow, Bromley-by-Bow E4 Chingford, Highams Park E5 Clapton E6 East Ham, Beckton E7 Forest Gate, Upton Park E8 Hackney, Dalston E9 Homerton, South Hackney E10 Leyton E11 Leytonstone, Wanstead E12 Manor Park E13 Plaistow E14 Poplar, Millwall, Isle of Dogs E15 Stratford, West Ham E16 Victoria Docks, N Woolwich, Canning Town E17 Walthamstow E18 Woodford South

West London

W1 West End – Mayfair, Soho, S Marylebone W2 Paddington, Bayswater, Hyde Park W3 Acton W4 Chiswick W5 Ealing W6 Hammersmith W7 Hanwell W8 Kensington (central) W9 Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue W10 North Kensington, Ladbroke Grove W11 Notting Hill, Holland Park W12 Shepherd’s Bush W13 West Ealing W14 West Kensington