Considering the amount of moisture that gets into the air in your bathroom, it’s no surprise that this room is often the most prone to damp problems that can lead to mould and other issues. The unattractive black spots of mould or damp patches on the wall are really the least of the problem, since these issues can also cause health problems or lasting damage to your property. Although most bathrooms have an inbuilt extractor fan designed to fight the dampness caused by the steam and moisture of activities like showering and bathing, this may not be enough if it is old or not producing enough power – especially in older buildings.
So, if you’re struggling with excessive moisture and damp problems in your bathroom then you’ll probably want to look for an alternative solution that is more pro-active about limiting or solving the problems. This is where bathroom damp proofing comes in, a practical service which fights against black mould, discolouration or damage to wallpaper, build-up of condensation, structural damage caused by dampness. It can also help if you and your family or employees are having respiratory problems as a result of bathroom damp in your home or workplace.
Identifying Damp Problems in Your Bathroom
The damp issues that affect your home or property won’t necessarily always have the same causes, symptoms or optimal solutions. You’ll want to check your walls and ceiling for the black specks that indicate mould growth as well as grey fungal issues, feel the paint or wallpaper to determine if it is particularly cold or damp, look for stained areas that will be a brown colour. In the bathroom in particular, you’ll also want to check the sealant around your bath and sink, as this is a common spot for black mould growth, and see if there are any issues inside cabinets (you also might be able to smell the damp inside cabinets and cupboards).
Any of these signs clearly indicate that there is an issue, at which point you should get a professional opinion. We can then conduct our own visual assessment, and also use tools such as a moisture meter to determine the extent of the problem – and discuss the most appropriate options for solving it.
Please don’t hesitate to drop us a message or give us a call and explain the problems that you’re having. Whether you’re looking for bathroom damp proofing or solutions for any other room in your home or property, we’d love to help you out, so why not get advice, and solutions, from the professionals?
A Range of Solutions Tackling Damp Bathrooms
The first solution which Precision Damp Proofing can provide is the fitting of a powerful extractor fan. All bathrooms should ideally be fitted with an extractor fan that can pull the humid air out of the room and release it outside. So, if you don’t already have an extractor fan, or the one that you do have isn’t working as it should be this will probably be the first port of call. Small and unobtrusive, these handy little gadgets are great for bathrooms and also for other rooms prone to dampness such as shower rooms and kitchens.
However, if necessary there are also a range of other options that the team here at Precision Damp Proofing are happy to provide. For instance, condensation control can be achieved using a range of different products that we’re able to install into your home. One popular choice is the Positive Input Ventilation system. These keep the air moving, stopping condensation from building up and therefore limiting the growth of damp patches or mould spores.
For more serious issues, it might be time to consider a more substantial solution, such as a chemical damp proof course that stops the vertical movement of moisture and subsequent problems that it can cause. We also provide the re-rendering and plastering service which is an essential part of any damp course that you have installed.