What is a DPC?

What is Damp Proof Course (DPC)?

Every house should have a protective damp proof course (DPC) layer in the walls of the property. That will help prevent moisture from move up the walls and into the living area from the ground below and surrounding the wall foundations. If your damp proof course DPC has failed or in some cases non-existent, then this is commonly referred to as rising damp. What is rising damp? If you live Continue Reading

A cottage ready for spring cleaning

Spring Clean Your Home

Spring Cleaning Checklist As we emerge from winter hibernation, it’s a good time to take a look at our homes and properties and assess any effects the wintry weather may have had. Even if it hasn’t been a harsh winter temperature-wise, there are still many factors that may have taken their toll on your property. Read this guide from London Damp Specialists to deal with them now and avoid nasty surprises later Continue Reading

A home in Kensington needing damp repair

Damp in Kensington Homes

Damp Proofing Kensington The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is synonymous with historic and grand architecture, generous and elegant living spaces and is probably the most exclusive London borough with its exclusive shops, world-class museums and stunning parks. It is the smallest borough but the most densely populated, despite its accompanying price tag. Find out more about the work London Damp Specialists have completed damp proofing Kensington. Kensington’s exclusivity is perhaps Continue Reading

Rot damage in a London basement

Water Damage

Water, Water Everywhere… Water damage to a property can be distressing and expensive. Whether the damage is a result of a leaking pipe, either from your house or from an adjoining property, or a leaky appliance, or there’s been a slow ingress of external water; the damage can be extensive. The first thing to do is isolate the cause. If it is from within your property, turn off the water Continue Reading

condensation on a window

Condensation Control

Condensation Control in Homes and Buildings Condensation is, to some degree, found in all properties and buildings inhabited by people. This is completely normal: we all breathe out water vapour, create it when cooking, bathing and doing the laundry. This moisture, when combined with the temperature of the air and the surface temperature of the windows, will result in condensation. But how effectively it is processed is key to the Continue Reading

Rot damage in a London basement

A Lot of Rot?

Rot Problems? Dry rot, wet rot, penetrating damp, rising damp, condensation are all water-damage problems faced by home owners and problems that need to be fixed sooner rather than later. But each is a different issue with a variety of effects and treatment methods. One quick call to London Damp Specialists is all it takes to diagnose your damp or rot problem. Here’s a quick guide to spot your rot, so you know when it’s time to Continue Reading

Rising Damp in a corner

How to identify a damp problem in the house

Damp House Problems Living in a damp house can be very dangerous and can cause you a lot serious health issues. As such, a little leak is something that should not be ignored. Although you might not be able to notice the immediate water damage, bacteria and mould growth can start within a short time of water intrusion. Damp homes have been found to be the cause of respiratory illnesses Continue Reading

Rising Damp Repair London

Types of Damp

Dampness Types Find out more about the types of damp that could be affecting your home or property with London Damp Specialists. Rising Damp Dampness is an ever-present risk in London buildings. Rising damp usually happens in old homes and occurs when the water from the ground rises into and through the capillaries of bricks and mortar of buildings. Over time, a musty smell will develop as more plaster is exposed to water. Continue Reading

A damp wall leads to a damp smell

How to Remove Damp Smells from your House

A house with rising damp can be unpleasant to live in as well as causing sickness to the occupants. Several things cause damp smell in houses, but mildews are the most common reason. The trick is to know how to remove damp smells. The mixture of darkness, moisture, and lack of air circulation in the house leads to the growth of moulds and mildews. They release foul gasses that attach themselves in the Continue Reading

Treating damp in old Fulham

Penetrating & Rising Damp in Old Fulham London Houses

While it is true that all properties are different, most of those that are around the same region are likely to have the same strengths and weaknesses. This is the case in Old Fulham Houses. Here, the houses suffer from different types of damp, for example, the penetrating and rising damp. However, if you suspect that your house is having any type of damp, it is wise to contact a damp Continue Reading