About damp proofing
Damp Proofing is a general phrase that refers to a variety of procedures and treatments for preventing moisture from seeping into a property’s internal walls and floors.
What causes damp?
Damp can happen for a variety of reasons, although it is most commonly caused by a failing damp proof course (DPC), inadequate ventilation, or poor property care.
Older housing were constructed entirely of porous materials with no attempt at damp proofing.
How to avoid damp in bathrooms
The easiest approach to avoid it is to keep the room adequately aired by opening a window or turning on the extraction fan whenever you shower or bathe.
Because of the constant excess moisture in bathrooms, damp and mould are very common.
Even if your bathroom has inadequate ventilation, there are still some things you can do to decrease condensation.
- Use a squeegee to remove extra water from the walls after you’ve taken a bath or shower. This can reduce the amount of excess moisture in your bathroom by up to three-quarters.
- Once a year, use a basic sealant to prevent moisture from leaking through the grout.