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#1 CrystalParis

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

Hi. Would appreciate some advice from vners. Got some damp in my property and it's been suggested I contact a "damp specialist" to find the root cause. Has anyone ever used one they could recommend? 



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

There is a lot you can do beforehand to try and identify the problem and possible cause/solution.

 

Is it on an internal or external wall?

 

What are the signs?

 

Is it low or high?

 

If external wall, is there a window or external downpipe/guttering close by?

 

What type of floor is close to the wall?

 

Are there any signs of previous damp tratment?


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#3 miss_f

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:18 AM

I've just had a patch of rising damp sorted out in my dining room by Pass & Co http://pass-co.co.uk/

I got three quotes and they were in the middle in terms of cost. Their representative Mark came across as by far the most knowledgeable and reassuring of all the companies I saw, and they also proposed doing more than the other companies so I think they were the best value.

In terms of the work itself, it was complete within two days (while I was at work), and we've just about cleaned up the dust now! I'd recommend getting them round to assess your property and quote on the work but it's always worth getting comparative quotes too.

I also got a quote from Kenwood (who came in cheapest).

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

Thanks a lot for the advice miss_f.  Funnily enough Kenwood were also mentioned to me by a friend :)



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

There is a lot you can do beforehand to try and identify the problem and possible cause/solution.

 

Is it on an internal or external wall?

 

What are the signs?

 

Is it low or high?

 

If external wall, is there a window or external downpipe/guttering close by?

 

What type of floor is close to the wall?

 

Are there any signs of previous damp tratment?

Thanks Borgus. Have done all the obvious checks and it's time for the experts.