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Landlords- An Easy Fix for Damp 💧

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 9th, 2023 by Nigel Fitzakerley

Are you looking for the simple things first?

Damp – just hearing the word brings a tear to the eye.

And rightly so, damp can cause huge problems in your property depending on the type and location of the issue.

This means that when a tenant reports ‘damp’ we tend to go into panic mode and imagine the worst-case scenario.

However, 90% of these reports are nothing serious and most of the time, there is a relatively quick fix.

In this week’s video, Chris shows us a prime example of when a solution can be easily found and fixed by thinking slightly out of the box and having eyes everywhere 👀


Our Top Tips when looking for the source of damp are:


💧If it’s on the external wall, look at the wall externally!! – it seems like common sense, but so many people miss this step.

💧If there is black mould it is likely to be condensation, so make sure the heating and ventilation in the room is working optimally.

💧Get a damp meter; especially on the ground floor, this will be able to indicate to you quickly if this is a damp issue or not.

💧Don’t panic- get your eyes everywhere and think it all the way through.


See our Senior Property Manager, Chris, running (and we mean, running!) around one of our properties to find a quick and easy solution for a damp bathroom!


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