The consequences of rising dampIf you allow the problem to go on untreated for too long, the rising damp will penetrate deep in the walls. In addition to wallpaper and paint, your skirting boards and masonry will also start becoming loose or discoloured as a result of a high concentration of minerals and crystals which come from the ground and end up in your masonry.
In addition to rising repair costs, rising damp also causes cold walls. This makes them strong conductors of heat, which will cause your heating costs to rise sky high.
Even more important than the clear harmful effects for your house is that mould or fungus create a very unhealthy environment for you and your family. They can affect your respiratory system and create numerous other health problems such as asthma and allergies.
Damp walls also attract mosquitoes, ants and other pests.
It is therefore advisable to contact a rising damp expert as soon as possible. A free diagnosis will quickly tell you the cause of your damp problem and how to solve it.