The Causes and Solutions for Damp in Your Home

Dampness and damp-related issues can cause a great deal of damage to your home, including rot, mould growth, and structural damage. Dampness is caused by a number of factors, but luckily there are solutions. At LMG Home Improvements, we specialise in cavity wall insulation removal, which can help alleviate some of the causes of damp in your home. Let’s take a look at the causes and solutions for damp in your home.

Three Common Causes of Damp

  1. The most common cause of damp in homes is water entering through walls or roofs due to poor insulation or structural damage. This can be caused by anything from a poorly installed roof to broken pipes within the walls of your home.
  2. Another common cause is rising damp, which is when moisture rises up through the walls from the ground outside your home into your property’s interior. This is usually caused by inadequate or failed groundwork protection systems that should have been installed during construction.
  3. If your property has been installed with Cavity Wall Insulation this could also be a reason to cause damp in the property. If the insulation was installed incorrectly or has failed this can cause the cavity wall insulation to create cold spots in the home creating condensation or hold water and create a bridge for water to penetrate from the exterior to the interior of the home.

How Do I Remove it?

Removing damp from your home can be done in a variety of ways depending on what is causing it and how severe it is. If you have noticed damp patches on your walls or ceilings, then it’s important to identify the source as soon as possible so that you can tackle the issue quickly before any further damage occurs. If the issue is caused by faulty insulation or structural damage LMG Home Improvements provides cavity wall insulation removal services that can help address these issues quickly and effectively. We also provide roofing services along with gutter replacement and can support with groundwork protection services, such as Aco drains to protect from surface water ingress, to ensure that no water will be able to enter your property from outside sources.

Dampness has many potential causes but thankfully there are plenty of solutions available too! From repairing damaged infrastructure to removing faulty insulation, LMG Home Improvements provides all the services necessary for getting rid of dampness in your home once and for all! If you suspect you may have an issue with damp in your property then don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information about our cavity wall insulation removal services – we’re here to help you get back on track!