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Other causes of damp

Why Important

The consequences can be just as severe as with other sources of dampness and dry rot is just as likely to occur if the faults are not remedied.

What to look for

These are likely to be due to:

  • Plumbing leaks (pipes, toilets, baths/showers, kitchen taps)
  • Faulty radiator valves
  • Washing machine, dishwasher floods
  • Gutters and downpipes blocked
  • Window failures
  • Missing or dislodged roofing slates
  • Birds nesting in flues


When to look

Investigate as soon as the problem has been reported or seen.

How to fix

Discover the source and repair the problem. Once the area is dry, then start the restoration work.

Avoiding creating problems

Undertake a regular inspection of the whole property and plan repair work.

Historical background

other_causes_of_damp.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/31 16:03 by mark