Sunday 9 February 2014

"My Home has Damp what can I do ,how can I fix it".

Leaking Gutters Cause Damp ,Gutter Cleaning Nottingham.

Older homes are far to prone to damp problems ,mainly due to the fact their gutters are at the roofline and for most people who's expertise is in other areas ,
so until the gutters overflow over the front door and everyone coming and going from the house gets wet every time it rains , or maybe the wallpaper in the lounge opposite an external facing wall with gutters above , or maybe they decide they no longer can stand the neighbours any more an have to move and the new buyers surveyor finds higher than average moisture readings on his moisture meter and to cover his own arse calls it rising damp .

Once You Have Rising Damp On a Survey .

There is not a lot you can do maybe find a decent knowledgeable person that is not trying to sell damp cures with 20 year guarantees to inspect your home identify your problem areas ,photograph the results ,repair the cause try to quickly dry out offending walls and get a new survey but this time make sure your man is available to meet the surveyor and walk him around your home , this way you can make sure they will not try to flag your home for DAMP again ,
this method works only too well I've done this with numerous damp homes and it's almost always poor maintenance that is the cause of the damp and very cheaply and easily put right , do not be afraid to challenge a surveyors report ,
they are not the police . Fix my damp please.

"How to clean Block- Paving almost for FREE and biocide cleaning for sensitive surfaces.

http:/ - paving always looks absolutely fantastic in the brochures,and when first laid ,the reality is after some time with little or no maintenance the algae will start to cover the bricks, and the weeds will start growing in the joints between the bricks.
Now we've all seen those weed covered block-paving driveways,an absolute nightmare,now this doesn't mean you need a new drive,there are various ways you can fix the problem.

1)First mix a good strong quality weed killer in a watering can and apply to the whole drive,(make sure your animals don't walk on the weed killer until it's dry,
then leave for at least a week to do its magic.
Then after a week or so mix some soda crystals in a watering can ,(use your safety gear ,gloves and safety glasses and be careful ),a good mix about 1 big cup to a litre of water ,and then water your patio or drive avoiding your plants and very important keeping your animals OFF until dry,you'll be amazed.

Soda crystals are very cheap ,and can be used to clean ALMOST anything,except aluminium .(Please wear gloves and glasses and be careful with kid's and animals about)!!! .More tips coming.

Biocides widely used in the food industry in minute doses to kill off micro organisms , clean surfaces , also used by many councils with many sandstone type buildings for not sure of the word , but it means cleaning that doesn't blast off the surface with ridiculous water pressure  , destructive cleaning maybe .
Biocides are great I've tested them on many surfaces  in many conditions and found that they work well , even sprayed on trees  they remove algae , without harming the tree , these products work over time usually unnoticed until one day, Wow that's amazing algae gone and all clean my favourite ,but people fish and ponds and watercourses and lastly sprayed in a mist humans do not like this stuff if breathed into lungs  ,apart from that be careful and it's great . 

Craig        is the best at everything ,just read reviews or ask Pork-Farms .