One of the realities of living in such a small geographical space as the United Kingdom is the constant barrage of moisture and damp experienced by residents from the northernmost reaches of Scotland to the southern coast of Wales. Damp penetrates and takes up residence in wood and cloth to rot it from the inside out. Long periods of exposure to airborne moisture can oxidise iron and steel, even leaving the aluminium of most modern cars infected with rust. Although there’s not much anyone can do to change the British climate – and it’s probably that many Britons wouldn’t want to anyway – you can take preventative measures to reduce your home’s incidence of rot and save you from the hassle of replacing floorboards, beams and other wooden fittings.
Controlling the Issue
To take up arms against the onslaught of dampness that plagues countless Britons every day, you must go to a professional damp proofing service. With cutting-edge technology such as the Lectros system, which uses a small electrical current running through walls to fight the damp before it takes up residence in your home, you can avoid the expense and health issues incurred by rising damp in the walls. This technology, coupled with proper loft ventilation, also helps to curb the development of dry rot in your home. Even in particularly moist areas, you can be proactive with your fight against dampness, so even damp & dry rot control in Derbyshire is achievable.
You can also treat timber to protect the wooden joints of your home against the damp. Pre-treating timber with preservatives helps to ensure its longevity and prevents rot or woodworm from moving into the foundations of your home. This is extremely good practice, particularly for those building or buying their first home. The preservatives used are safe and should always be up-to-date with modern technology and regulations.