Damp

Do you have dampness and don’t want them to spread all over the walls and ceilings of your house? Before finding solutions to dampness you need to know which are the 3 types of damp that can appear in your home.

penetrating damp

Penetrating Damp

Most commont types of damp

There are different types of dampness and it’s normal that at first you don’t know which one you have. In TEAMSECOMUR we have classified them so that you can stop it in a fast and effective way.

Rising Damp

This kind of damp is characterized by the climbing from the foundations to the walls and interior walls by the phenomenon of capillarity (or capillary rises) which different materials have such as bricks and concrete blocks. All this water will make the paint and other coatings peel, even if they are damp-proof.

Learn more about rising damp.

If not controlled in time, it can destabilize the foundations of your home or building and create a risk for the entire building and the people who inhabit it. In addition to this, as there is more damp in the environment, paint will keep peeling and you will spend more money on heating.

We got the cure: rising damp treatment!

Condensation damp

It is one of the most common causes produced by our daily activities such as cooking, showering or ironing. This added to the lack of ventilation produces condensation and mold on the walls and ceilings.

As if this were not enough, with the excess of environmental humidity there will proliferate mites and fungi. So if you are allergic or have a related disease you need to remove moisture immediately.

More about condensation damp and mould

Penetrating damnp

This type of indoor dampness is common in places below ground level such as garages, basements, cellars or any other kind of underground room. On this occasion the damp comes from the water present in the side walls, where it infiltrates into the interior.

Like all other causes, this kind of damp seriously compromises the stability and safety of the building and electrical installations.

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Structural dampness

Structural Damp

Structural damp is the presence of unwanted moisture in a physical structure.  This phenomenon has been wreaking havoc on buildings for centuries.  It has many

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How to detect damp problems?

The important step to eliminate the dampness is a correct diagnosis by analyzing the origin of the dampness. Below we will list the most common effects in order to detect them in time:

  • Saltpeter or erosive salts on the bottom of the walls
  • Flaking or degradation of the paint
  • Moisture smell in the room
  • Stains and mold on walls and ceilings
  • Chips on the walls
  • Breathing problems
  • Water drops by condensation.

If you still don’t know what kind of humidity you have, we recommend you go to a company specialized in detecting and eliminating it.

Which is the best dampness company?

Today there are many companies that specialize in the damp treatment. We have carried out a detailed study with the best anti-damp companies in Spain, in which we have taken into account their effectiveness, professionalism, price and speed.

In any case, a moisture repair company is the best option if you want to eliminate the problem at its source.

Common Errors in Damp Removal

The origins of damp are always the same and most of the time they are related. That is why many times when trying to solve a problem we aggravate another one by making the situation worse. The most common false solutions are:

  1. Painting the area affected by damp will momentarily solve the aesthetic problem, but will not treat the root problem. Soon after, the paint will come off again, even if you use anti-humidity paints.
  2. Damp-proofing mortar is as ineffective as painting. You will get a momentary aesthetic improvement but you will not solve your problem. That’s without considering the price you’ll pay for it.
  3. Placing insulation boards or plasterboard against humidity is another of the most frequent cases. With this you will manage to hide it, but you will not get rid of the mold and fungi, which will end up appearing anyway.
  4. Applying an anti-mildew primer is another ineffective treatment for moisture problems.

The best thing you can do is to keep the affected area well ventilated, while controlling the more problematic areas with room dehumidifiers.