Damp issues

Damp issues are problematic in many South African homes and the causes are not always easy to ascertain. These articles shed some light on damp issues and damp problems.

Mould spores on bedroom ceiling

Understanding damp

Understanding Damp Damp damage to South African houses is one of the most worrisome conditions for estate agents and potential buyers or sellers.   A HouseCheck home inspector will usually be able to diagnose the cause of the damp and place the situation in a practical cost-context.    Like most problems, once the situation has been faced …

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Testing dampness in a wall

How to diagnose damp problems

Damp damage to house walls is frequently encountered by HouseCheck inspectors.  HouseCheck inspectors are equipped with sensitive moisture meters which enable them to determine whether the visible damp damage is old, unrepaired, damp damage or whether the surface is still wet.  Wet surfaces indicate that the problem is on-going.  HouseCheck inspectors also use their experience …

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