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This water contains hygroscopic ground salt (chlorides and nitrates) and will contaminate the plaster. These nitrates absorb moisture from the atmosphere, increasing the amount of water in the wall.
This high humidity is normally due to replacement windows and doors, blocked off fire places and blocked off chimneys, extra insulation in walls and loft spaces, new boilers and generally not airing the property whilst cooking, bathing, showering or having wet laundry in the home.
Condensation frequently causes black mould which carries numerous health risks.
Penetrating damp is a risk when the outside ground level is higher than the inside ground level.
It also occurs due to direct rain penetration.
Strands can extend far from the damp timber and can pass through brickwork, masonry and behind plaster structures.
Dry Rot can travel far from the original source to the furthest extremities of your property and in its own ideal environment of warmth and damp, can move as much as 18 inches per month.
Woodworm can also be found in the property furniture and fittings, like skirting boards and doors.
Our surveyor will check your property thoroughly and advise as to how we will treat your problem and ensure peace of mind.