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Welcome to the Advanced Damp Blog, where we tackle all things related to damp and property care in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way. Our goal is to help you keep your home dry and healthy. From simple DIY tips to professional advice on dealing with rising damp, condensation, mould, and property issues our blog is packed with useful information. We’re here to share our expertise and guide you through the process of identifying, treating, and preventing damp in your home. Stay with us as we uncover the most effective strategies and solutions in damp proofing, ensuring your living space remains comfortable and damp-free.

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Is Rising Damp Covered By Insurance?

Key Takeaways: Exclusion of Rising Damp in Home Insurance: Rising damp is not covered by standard home insurance due to its gradual nature, contrasting with sudden, accidental events like fires or burst pipes that insurance typically covers.  Importance of Property Condition in Insurance Coverage: House insurance policies may not cover

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Rising Damp Not Picked Up On Survey

Key Takeaways: Significance of Undetected Rising Damp: If rising damp goes unnoticed in a property survey, it poses a serious concern as it has the potential to cause structural damage and compromise the overall integrity of the building.  Factors Contributing to Non-Detection: Various factors may contribute to rising damp not

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How to Treat Rising Damp?

Key Takeaways: Understanding Rising Damp: Rising damp is a unique form of moisture affecting building walls, characterised by the upward movement of groundwater through microscopic tubes in bricks, akin to a straw network.  Identifying Rising Damp: Visible signs of rising damp include plaster and paint damage, wallpaper detachment, visible stains

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Can Water Leak Cause Rising Damp?

Key Takeaways: Rising Damp and Water Leaks: Water leaks, especially from pipelines, damaged gutters, or roofs, can contribute to rising damp in walls.  Primary Culprit: Water leaks, such as those from leaking pipes or cracked drains, can be a primary cause of rising damp.  Immediate Action Required: Identifying and addressing

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What Happens If You Leave Damp Untreated?

Key Takeaways: Early Detection is Key to Preventing Damage: Recognising early signs of rising damp, such as wet patches, tide-like marks, or peeling paint, is crucial for preventing extensive damage to your property. Visible Clues of Rising Damp: Observable signs like bubbling plaster, salt-like powder on walls, and the presence

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What are the Signs of Rising Damp?

Key Takeaways: Wet Patches Indicate Rising Damp: Wet or damp patches on walls, particularly at the ground level, serve as a clear sign of rising damp.  Tidemarks and Stains as Visible Clues: Rising damp often manifests as tidal markings on walls, resulting from damp evaporation and salt migration. Tidemarks are

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Damp Bricks

Damp Bricks At The Bottom Of The House

Key Takeaways: In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the existence and the havoc that damp bricks at the bottom of your house can wreak. We’ll cover causes, identify indicators, and determine how to fix the underlying problem. Interested? Let’s jump right in! What is Damp and Damp

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How To Stop Damp In Bathroom?

Key Takeaways: Introduction A damp bathroom can be a pretty bothersome issue that, if unaddressed, leads to more significant problems like mould growth, structural damage, and even health hazards that can affect you long-term! As such, the unwanted and unpleasant mustiness, the discolouration on walls, and the peeling paint are

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Small Holes in Wood

Small Holes in Wood – Woodworm

Key Takeaways: Introduction Ever spot those tiny, pin-sized holes in your wooden furniture or beams? Wondering what’s behind them? Many homeowners suspect woodworm infestations but grasp only fragments of the issue. These tiny holes can be a telltale sign of trouble lurking beneath the surface, from old, antique furniture to

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