Homeowners often experience issues regarding dampness in their homes at some time. Dampness will develop into fungal problems, and in turn insect issues. Left too long damp can begin affecting your family’s health causing all sorts of illnesses. By dealing with damp at the earliest can avoid multiple problems in future.
People often as a cost cutting exercise attempt to deal with damp treatment themselves without the proper know how, often without solution. One cannot simply get advice from the local hardware purely because it’s an unseen problem. There can be many factors involved in the cause of damp walls or floors such as underground water, gutters or drain pipes. It is essential to hire a professional company who are experienced in such a field.
When searching for the right person or company to attend to your damp proofing or treatment one can become totally overwhelmed. Damp can be a tricky thing to deal with so be as sure of your facts as possible. Depending on the seriousness, damp treatment can be expensive so you do not want to have to repeat the process. Find out what guarantee is provided with the work, from each one that quotes. Do not assume that a guarantee is standard practice.
There are various aspects that need to be checked. If the person quoting is not certified and cannot prove qualifications, do not pursue them. Check references; ask them to supply you with previous customer’s names, some old ones preferably. This way you’ll find out if their work is to standard.
Find out if the work will be done by the person issuing the quote and not a contractor. Are they insured, accidents do happen. Ask how long the job will take. Some contractors disappear to continue other jobs leaving you hanging and the property in absolute chaos.
Damp can affect your property and even family seriously. Times are tough, but do not compromise on your investment it will save you in the long term. Going cheap skate can often turn around and bite you badly.