Damp Investigation Surveys

To begin resolving any damp issues in your abode, have our team inspect it; they service both East and West London.

What Exactly Are Investigative Damp Surveys Surveys?

A damp surveyor is essential for guaranteeing a building complies with regulations. They can be employed in both residential and commercial buildings, which is advantageous for the property’s financial health. It mirrors the same kind of home inspection done when buying a house, except it concentrates solely on recognising signs of moisture.

This survey is a type of property inquiry and report that focuses on any damp issues the building may have, the extent of any damage, and the subsequent actions needed to reduce or reverse the problem.

Our damp surveyors are on hand to carry out a thorough assessment of the issue. They will determine the area and extent of the damp, the potential damage that could be caused without treatment, the kind of damp (e.g. wet rot, dry rot), and the best approach to rectifying it.

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Stages of a Damp Survey

1. Searching For External Problems

Our specialist damp surveyors begin their inspection by examining the building’s external envelope for any signs of potential damp penetration. This could include issues such as damaged roof tiles, poor window pointing, or porous brickwork. To help prevent water infiltration, it is essential to have the exterior of your property checked by a qualified builder on a regular basis and to carry out any necessary repairs. Neglecting to do so could lead to serious damage to the building’s fabric and rot damage to the wood, resulting in timber decay.

2. Analysis Of The Damp Problem

Our surveyor will investigate the first reported issue area. If this is a problem that can spread, the nearby area will be comprehensively examined. For instance, penetrating damp might affect multiple rooms and it can be difficult to correctly identify the damp responsible. If this occurs, the damp will not be adequately tackled. There are various damages and causes that can cause damp, such as wet rot, dry rot, woodworm, cavity wall ties, basement waterproofing, etc.

3. Reporting On A Damp Survey

Once our specialist surveyor has finished the dampness survey, they will provide you with a report via email or mail. They are also available for a verbal update on the issue should you want it. The report will detail the problem and its cause, along with potential solutions. In the event that remedial treatment is needed to rectify the issue, a repair quote will also be included.

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What Procedure Does Our Damp Surveyor Follow?

Once you have organised a dampness survey, the surveyor will make arrangements to visit your property to analyse the situation. They will ask you questions about the issue, the length of time it has been going on and any changes since it began on the day of the survey. If you own the building, you can answer these queries; however, if you are renting or considering buying it, the questions will be forwarded to the landlord or current owner. Once they have gathered as much detail as possible, they will go around the house, inspecting any possible dampness issues on the way while focusing on the areas you have highlighted. The surveyor will look for signs of damp, possible causes, and any probable issues that might result in dampness in the future.

Areas We Cover

  • Barking-Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • Camden
  • Croydon
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith-Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Harrow
  • Havering
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Kingston Upon Thames
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Richmond-Upon-Thames
  • Southwark
  • Sutton
  • Tower-Hamlets
  • Waltham-Forest
  • Wandsworth
  • City of Westminster

Several instruments can be used to inspect the property. A damp meter is particularly useful as it can detect damp issues that would be missed otherwise, evaluate the property in vertical and horizontal directions, and create a moisture profile to help determine an effective damp-removal strategy.

A dampness survey report will be comprehensive, yet written in a straightforward manner to explain the scope of the damage and the necessary steps to be taken. Furthermore, any additional investigations conducted by the surveyor to determine the extent of the damage, its implications for the home and an estimated cost for completely rectifying the dampness issue will be included. The results will be outlined in a report which will be sent to you either via email or post.

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How Long Does It Take To Do A Damp Survey?

The size, construction, nature of damp issue and severity of damage will determine the duration of the damp survey. Generally, it takes an average of three to four hours to complete a wet survey.

Are Damp Surveys Worth It?

Various factors can cause dampness and moisture in buildings, which is why it is vital to have a qualified expert evaluate the situation and propose an appropriate and effective solution. Doing otherwise, and attempting a generic remedy, may not only fail to solve the problem, but could also make it worse.

It is essential to ensure that any property adheres to certain standards and is unlikely to suffer harm in the future. A dampness survey can give you this assurance, as well as helping to prevent mould growth, prolonging the lifespan of walls and ceilings, and avoiding unnecessary costs in the future should the issue get worse. One of our experienced damp surveyors will perform a thorough evaluation and provide you with a comprehensive report.

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What Happens If Increasing Damp Isn’t Addressed?

Uncontrolled moisture can cause severe structural damage to your home, and the cost of damp-proofing is far lower than the expense of repairing or replacing interior and exterior components. Moreover, rising moisture can damage décor, plaster and cause timber to decay.

What Is The Purpose Of A Mould Or Damp Survey?

If you spot mould or damp in your abode or property, it could indicate a bigger problem. Identifying the source of the damp and, thus, the cause of the mould, is not usually straightforward. A London Damp Treatments survey can discover this and guide you how to solve it, which is generally easy.

Mould can form on dry or painted walls as long as there is sufficient moisture in the air. Surprisingly, it does not require much moisture! If mould keeps appearing on your surfaces despite your efforts to remove it, contact us. We’ll identify the source and show you how to stop it by tackling the root cause, not just masking the symptoms.

We provide private mould and dampness surveys and collaborate with housing associations across England. If you are a tenant with mould or moisture issues, please ask your landlord to contact us or give us a call for a second opinion.

If you’re relocating to a fresh home and think it has a mould or damp issue, we can examine the entire property to guarantee it isn’t a long-term issue. This survey could also be beneficial for pre-sale purposes. If you’re dealing with mould or moisture, contact us and we’ll help you identify the cause.

How Much Does A Damp Survey Cost?

The size of the building determines the cost of a damp survey. More rooms and larger houses mean longer surveys and, consequently, higher prices.

On average, a damp survey for a two-bedroom property will cost approximately £200. A three-bedroom terraced home will likely be around £250, and a four-bedroom detached property will be about £300.

Why Choose London Damp Treatments

Delivering Property Care

London Damp Treatments is one of the foremost property preservation and damp proofing companies in the UK. Our damp surveyors are all accredited by the Property Care Association (PCA), which gives you an extra layer of assurance.

On-line consumer reviews and construction industry awards keep recognising our commitment to top-notch craftsmanship and customer service. We provide a cost-effective answer to any condensation issue in your building, penetrating damp problems in your property, or timber decay in a historical structure caused by, say, dry-rot.

Long Term Guarantees – Up To XX Years

With two decades of expertise in the construction industry, London Damp Treatments offer reliable long-term guarantees to our customers. We not only strive to deliver exceptional service, but to also tackle property issues and deliver top-notch repairs, enabling our clients to feel secure in their dwellings.

We are pleased to offer our customers a no obligation damp survey service. Our knowledgeable surveyors can visit your property and assess any potential damp problems. During the visit, a detailed report will be compiled, highlighting any areas of concern, as well as advice on the most appropriate course of action to take.

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