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Damp Proofing, Dry Rot and Woodworm Treatment in Fife

Discovering damp in your property is a common problem, one that plenty of people have had to deal with in Fife. Luckily, Timberwise have a number of damp proofing treatments readily available to help you eliminate damp in your property for good.

In fact, we can help provide solutions for all kinds of property care issues, including dry rot and woodworm.

Timberwise are accredited with the Property Care Association (PCA), Which? Trusted Traders, Checkatrade, Trustmark, CHAS, Construction Line, Safe Contractor and many more. You can be assured that all of our damp and timber surveyors are fully qualified which means that from start to finish the work will be carried out to the highest standards possible.

Damp Proofing, Dry Rot and Woodworm Treatment in Fife

Discovering damp in your property is a common problem, one that plenty of people have had to deal with in Fife. Luckily, Timberwise have a number of damp proofing treatments readily available to help you eliminate damp in your property for good.

In fact, we can help provide solutions for all kinds of property care issues, including dry rot and woodworm.

Timberwise are accredited with the Property Care Association (PCA), Which? Trusted Traders, Checkatrade, Trustmark, CHAS, Construction Line, Safe Contractor and many more. You can be assured that all of our damp and timber surveyors are fully qualified which means that from start to finish the work will be carried out to the highest standards possible.

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Damp Proofing Your Property in Fife

No matter if you have a new build, or an older Victorian era property, Timberwise are ready to help you with any damp proofing needs that you might have.

Condensation, flooding, and even ineffective damp proofing are all problems that our team in Fife can help you with. Don’t leave your property open to damp problems, and give us a call today to arrange a damp survey.

    What are the Signs of Damp I Should Look Out For?

    Whilst every type of damp problem is different, there are some signs you can look out for to help identify which, if any, type of damp might be present in your property. 

    So, what are the signs that you should be looking out for to warn you of a damp problem?

    • Salt deposits, tide marks up to 1 metre in height and crumbling plaster are common symptoms of rising damp.
    • Black mould growth, water droplets on the inside of windows and wallpaper peeling off the walls are common signs that your house has a condensation issue.
    • Damp patches on the walls, musty smells and watermarks on the brickwork are an indicator that you have a penetrating damp problem.

    These signs can give a good indication that damp is present, but they might not indicate what kind of damp is present in your property. To learn more about the specific damp problem in your property, we recommend requesting a survey with our local team. 

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      How Do We Treat Rising Damp?

      Rising damp can affect any type of building but it tends to be most prominent in older properties. The process of rising damp occurs when the bricks at the base of the wall draw the moisture from the ground. This moisture then moves up the walls via capillary action.

      A damp-proof course is used to stop this process from happening but, if it has not been installed correctly or has become damaged over time, this can lead to moisture breaching the damp proof course and for rising damp to then occur.

      To rectify your rising damp problem our specialist will carry out a full in-depth survey and then outline in a detailed report whether the existing damp-proof course can be fixed or whether a new damp proofing system will need to be installed.

      How Do We Treat Penetrating Damp?

      Penetrating damp is normally caused by water making it’s way into the property via a fault, or a property defect.

      Common examples of problems that can lead to penetrating damp include:

      • Defective guttering and pipes
      • Windows have not been sealed properly
      • Faulty pointing
      • Blocked drains

      Due to the nature of penetrating damp, it can be difficult to discover exactly how or where the moisture is entering the property.

      Luckily, our team are experts at assessing and determining the cause of the rising damp, and setting out a solution to resolve the damp problem.

      Now, depending on the nature of the problem causing the rising damp you may sometimes need to call in the services of a third party. This would be required if new roof tiles are needed because the damp is a product of a faulty roof, and our technicians aren’t capable of providing the needed fix. Our surveyor will know when and if this is appropriate, and let you know accordingly.

      How Do We Treat Condensation?

      Condensation is the most common form of damp in Fife, and it’s frequently caused by a lack of adequate ventilation within the property.

      Because condensation is the product of warm, moist air coming into contact with a cooler surface, it’s commonly found in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms that might not be able to adequately ventilate the warm air and steam routinely created within.

      Of course, sometimes the issue goes beyond everyday problems, and extends to defects within the property – bad insulation or blown out windows for example.

      Our surveyors will be able to help get to the bottom of your condensation problem, and let you know just how to put a stop to condensation for good.

      How Do We Treat Dry Rot?

      Dry rot is incredibly common throughout Fife, and it can cause real damage to your timber if it isn’t treated in a timely and effective manner.

      It’s a problem that can effect any property of any size, and it should never be underestimated.

      Dry rot appears when the moisture level within timber gets to (or rises above) 20%. It then quickly spreads, feeding on the moisture within the timber and drying it out completely, leaving the timber brittle and crumbly.

      Dry rot is best treated by first having a qualified surveyor carry out an inspection at the property to identify how the moisture is making it’s way into the timber.

      Sometimes this may be related to a burst pipe or another defect in the property, but in the event that it is damp-related, the damp will need to be remedied before the dry rot can be treated.

      Once the damp problem has been treated, then the dry rot treatment process can start. This involves a number of steps which include: removing any affected timber from the property, applying dry rot treatment to the timber and finally, the replacement of the timbers.

      If you would like further information or a detailed explanation of how dry rot treatments are carried out or would like to book a survey with your local specialist, then contact our team online.

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      How Our Fife-Based Damp Proofing Specialists Carry Out Surveys

      If you suspect your property might have damp and timber problems, but you aren’t sure what they are, then arranging a survey with one of our Fife based specialists at Timberwise is the first step to diagnosing the issue.

      Our surveyors are fully qualified by the PCA meaning that they have extensive knowledge in property care issues and are able to recommend what the best treatments are to resolve your timber and damp problem.

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        Why Choose the Timberwise Team in Fife?

        Fife is an area that frequently experiences wet weather, so it’s no surprise that plenty of people throughout Fife experience damp problems on a regular basis. 

        Of course, if you notice a damp, woodworm, or timber related problem then it’s only natural you would want a trustworthy and reputable company to come and remedy the problem. 

        We have industry accreditations with organisations such as the PCA, Which? Trusted Traders, Checkatrade and Constructionline. All of this means that we can deliver high quality property care services for both residential and commercial customers, and that you can have peace of mind that our methods and practices are backed up by the authorities in our industry. 

        We have over 50 years of experience and over 450 reviews from customers across a number of review sites. You can trust our team to treat your property with the respect it deserves, from the initial call to book a survey through to the completion of the actual work.

        We pride ourselves on our customers having the best possible experience and the job being completed to the highest standard possible.

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        Contact Our Damp and Timber Specialists in Fife

        If your property in Fife is suffering from damp, rot or woodworm then don’t hesitate to contact our team to book a survey or for free advice on what your best option is by simply calling 01337 382 911 or contacting us online.