Damp inside the home is much more than a cosmetic problem. It can have a detrimental effect on the occupants' health , the condition and the value of the building itself and the building's energy consumption.
Read on to find out more about the consequences of damp in detail and why it is crucial that you tackle damp problems.
Living inside a building with a high humidity level means that the sense of of cold is more intense, and the rooms are difficult to heat.
People who are allergic may react to mould spores. This applies especially to infants and elderly people.
The damageg caused by damp may reduce the useful service life of the building, and itsvalue.
If things get beyond a certain point, in addition to the cosmetic damage , structural damage may occur: crumbling brick jointing , fragile timber framework, a hazardous electrical installation...
Not to be ignored: ambienthumidity causes rising energy consumption and therefore higher heating costs. The reason being that the moisture in theair absorbs the heat and the heating needs to work harder to make up for this loss.
Sadly, damp problems never come alone. Given the effects outlined above, it's crucial that you deal with these problems right away. Click here to find out how to tackle damp inside your home.
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