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How to identify rising damp

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When you’re looking to buy or renovate a home, it’s important to be aware of the extras that could end up costing you thousands. Rising damp is a commonly overlooked, and extremely damaging issue that should be fixed quickly.

Rising damp can occur over several years or decades, typically starting with the paint, gradually working through the plaster and brick. Rising damp typically occurs if the damp proof course is damaged or no longer works.

If left unresolved, rising damp can compromise the structural integrity of your home and may have significant impacts on your health where mould occurs. Here’s how you can identify rising damp;

Tide Marks

Discolouration

Salt Bands

Flaking Paint

Concerned that you may have rising damp in your home? Give Aquapol a call on 02 9571 6122 today!

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