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Dealing with Damp and Mould: What Your Survey Might Reveal

Dealing with Damp and Mould: What Your Survey Might Reveal

Damp and mould are common issues that can significantly impact the health of a property and its inhabitants. During an RICS survey, identifying these problems is crucial for potential buyers.

Causes of Damp and Mould

  1. Poor Ventilation: Lack of airflow can lead to condensation, providing the perfect environment for mould growth.

  2. Structural Issues: Cracks in walls or roofs can allow water ingress, leading to damp patches and mould.

  3. Plumbing Leaks: Hidden leaks from pipes can cause dampness in walls and floors.

Consequences of Damp and Mould

  • Health Risks: Mould spores can cause respiratory issues and allergic reactions.

  • Property Damage: Persistent damp can weaken structural elements and damage décor.

  • Decreased Property Value: Visible damp and mould can reduce the property’s market value.

Prevention and Solutions

  • Improve Ventilation: Ensure adequate airflow throughout the property.

  • Repair Leaks: Fix any plumbing issues promptly.

  • Structural Repairs: Seal cracks and waterproof the exterior.

Why Choose NIVEK Surveying Services?

At NIVEK Surveying Services, our experienced surveyors are adept at identifying signs of damp and mould during RICS surveys. We provide detailed reports and practical advice on addressing these issues, ensuring you make informed decisions about your property purchase.

Contact NIVEK Surveying Services today for a comprehensive RICS survey and safeguard your property investment.

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