What is penetrating damp?

What is penetrating damp?

Penetrating damp, sometimes known as “rain penetration”, occurs when excess water, usually from rain, infiltrates the external walls of a property and causes damage within. Penetrating damp can also occur when water penetrates roofs, windows, and doors at any level of a property.

Most penetrating damp cases can be traced back to a particular defect in the building’s construction or the age of fixtures and external furnishings. Many common types of seal lose their effectiveness as they age, allowing water and damp to seep through. Penetrating damp can rapidly devolve into a serious issue for property owners; it needs to be addressed promptly wherever it is found.

So what is penetrating damp?

Penetrating damp is usually an indication that there are defects in a building’s construction or that it has started to deteriorate due to age. Over time, any part of a building can degenerate into a weak point if the structure isn’t properly cared for. Even bricks can spall over time if neglected. Eventually, they will let water through freely. The amount of rain and moisture bricks can keep out, and their resilience to ageing will depend on what they are made from. 

The signs of penetrating damp can be similar to other, more common damp types, making it challenging to diagnose penetrating damp in many cases. However, some of the tell-tale signs of a problem with penetrating damp include; damage to internal walls and decorations; blistering, salting, or disintegrating plaster; rotting skirting boards; localised dampness; and mould growth. Any signs of cracking or spalling on your external brickwork combined with the usual signs of damp can indicate a problem with penetrating damp. These common types of structural damage provide an easy route for rainwater to enter your property and cause damage to the interior.

RESIDENTIAL PEST CONTROL

No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment.

COMMERCIAL PEST CONTROL

We understand the importance of pest control in your organisation, as well as the economic and practical difficulties a pest infestation may cause.

We also recognize the financial risks you may encounter if your business is infested by a pest, such as missed revenue. For these reasons, it’s critical to have an effective pest management strategy in place at all times.

We provide a full range of comprehensive pest management services to all market sectors, which you may discover more about on the commercial page.

We are able to provide smart pest control services through the use of cutting-edge technology. Drones, Steam Technology, Heat Treatments, Spotta smart bed bug monitoring, smart traps, and specialised teams to carry out proofing services. are among the technologies we employ to deliver efficient pest control.

Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
Luiza LoboLuiza Lobo
21:02 11 Apr 24
Gabriel went above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgable and very efficient at what he does. The results were outstanding. Nothing is too much for him. Delighted with his professionalism and work.
sam zsam z
19:11 03 Apr 24
Top-notched pest control service!! Went above and beyond to eradicate the rats from our property. Gabriel even offered to further investigate the infestation issues for our neighbours. We found him to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of pest control.
LondonLondon
23:29 02 Apr 24
Gabriel provided great service , responded quickly on an emergency for pest infestation, professional and friendly. No more pests at home.
Felicity GrayFelicity Gray
21:53 02 Apr 24
Gabriel was absolutely wonderful, a real life saver when I found a mouse by my bed at 10pm. He came in less than an hour and was able to catch the mouse and put my mind at rest so I could go to sleep! Highly recommend, fab service and lovely people.
Med KashaniMed Kashani
10:54 24 Feb 24
Gabriel turned up with an hours notice one evening and immediately identified the issued. He works efficiently and professionally throughout with timely follow-ups to ensure the problem was resolved. Once completed he was kind enough to continue to check in to see that the issue had gone. Having had Rentokil previously that spent two years doing very little this was a complete breathe of fresh air and solved the problem in less than two weeks. We are grateful and would highly recommend his services.
Nesma TalaatNesma Talaat
20:26 20 Feb 24
We were lucky to have found Bon Accord, they responded very fast to our request and Gabriel was very helpful and informative. He made several visits and did his absolute best until the mice problem we had was gone. Highly recommended.
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