How to Manage Damp Problems in Old Office Buildings

Damp is a common problem in areas with high rainfall and nearly always visible in old houses and buildings. When damp is present in your commercial building, you might be exposing staff, tenants or customers to the side effects of damp. This includes black mould spores which are harmful to your health, unpleasant smells as well as ruined furniture. So, if you suspect that your commercial property has damp issues, what can you do about it?

Since there are various types of damp, each one of them has a unique treatment plan. Damp types include Rising damp, lateral (or penetrating) damp and condensation. Nearly all damp issues – around 75% – are caused by condensation. While condensation seems to be harmless, it can lead to serious health problems and property damage.

The first step to take is diagnosing damp problems. If you suspect your property has damp, the best thing to do is to get in touch with a qualified damp specialist. They will carry out a thorough survey to find the origin of your damp problem as well as determine a solution to eradicate it.

Who Is Responsible for Damp Treatment in Offices?

Depending on the terms of your lease agreement, the landlord or owner will be responsible, especially if the damp is caused by structural problems. But whoever is responsible, damp is something that needs to be dealt with urgently. Related issues like wet and dry rot can be detrimental to the property’s structure and black mould can make your office building unsuitable for inhabitance if left untreated.

Your employees deserve to work in a safe and secure environment which is why damp treatment in offices is crucial if you find you have a damp problem. For more information or if you need a consultation and free quote, get in touch with the team at Apex Waterproofing today.