Damp & Moisture Survey
Our professional damp and moisture survey is a comprehensive detailed customer report that clearly identifies the source(s) of your damp or moisture issues, whether you're a private individual, business customer or insurer.
Professional damp surveys and moisture readings.
We appreciate that it can be difficult to determine the cause of damp or moisture, so let us help. We've experienced highly qualified technicians who are able to reach you anywhere within the UK 24 hours a day.
Call our team on 0333 577 5805 for a free survey and quote, or to discover more about our damp surveys.
Why choose us?
- COVID-19 secure
- Nationwide coverage, available 24/7
- Able to arrive within 60 minutes of your call
- Free survey provided prior to quotation
- Emergency response team
- Offer a bespoke service designed to suit all your needs
- All technicians hold professional health and safety qualifications, including BICSc, IOSH, Dewpoint Professional & Safe Contractor
We’re fully accredited
We place best practise, professional expertise and health and safety at the core of our business. We’re fully compliant with all legal obligations. You can view a list of our accreditations below, or visit our Health & Safety page for more information.
Damp refers to the accumulation of moisture in a building.
Often invisible, damp can be a serious threat to both the structural integrity of your property and your health.
Our damp and moisture survey include the following features:
- Risk assessment
- Visual inspection – to identify contributing structural defects
- Explanation of the cause of the issue
- Photographic evidence of findings
- Moisture readings
- Mould Spore air samples – where required
- Thermal imaging – where required
- Full scope of works
- Contamination levels – taken from swab samples
- Proposed cleaning method
- Remediation requirements – the works we believe are required to return the property to its original state
- Quotation providing the estimated cost of service
Once all of the above have been complete, our team will produce a factual document which can be used as guidance for completing the restoration/remediation process. The entire document will be surveyed and documented by a qualified specialist.
How To Prevent Damp & Moisture
When it comes to damp, prevention is better than cure. There are a number of simple ways you can prevent the build up of damp and moisture within your home, such as ensuring appropriate ventilation is in place. During warmer weather, it is always a good idea to open windows to allow for air movement around each room. Proper circulation serves as a way for excess moisture to escape, lowering the risk of damp or mould building up. In the same way, it is also sensible to turn on your extraction fan whilst cooking in the kitchen to reduce the chances of condensation developing into heavy moisture.
Damp conditions tend to arise as the weather gets colder as households become less willing to leave their windows open. There are 3 main types of damp: rising, penetrating and condensation. Rising damp is relatively rare but can be helped by ensuring a damp proof course (DPC) has been installed in the lower walls of the property.
Penetrating damp is caused by structural problems, such as cracks in external walls or faulty pipes. Whilst it is advised that a professional be called to deal with this kind of damp, you can attempt to prevent it by regularly checking your gutters and pipes for any leaks or holes.
Condensation damp is the most common form of damp in the UK and is known for its rapid rate of growth. Keeping your home warm by fitting double-glazing windows and installing professional loft and wall insulation work well in the prevention of condensation damp. If your property is susceptible to excess moisture, you should opt for walls with painted surfaces.
All of our technicians hold the following professional certifications: