Damp Specialists Southampton

Cornerstone are a team of reliable damp specialists in Southampton. We undertake investigations to advise credible solutions for your property. Our team perform a detailed assessment of the structure with a comprehensive evaluation of the internal and external elevations, moisture generation elements and the installed ventilation measures that serve to control the internal atmospheric conditions. We can help our clients have a clear understanding of where the damp is coming from and how we can resolve the situation.

Our team are experts with property care and can give you peace of mind if you are experiencing issues with damp. We have a range of different clients from private homeowners, tenants and landlords. They are all seeking a reliable fact-based report clarifying the causes of damp, condensation and mould in their properties and we provide this for them.

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Damp Specialists
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Damp Services Southampton

Our team of damp specialists in Southampton are dedicated to providing expert services and have over three decades of combined experience in diagnosing condensation, mould and damp issues in Southampton. Our approach involves a detailed investigation through the property, which typically incorporates a moisture profile of the structure, thermal imagery, salts analysis, gravimetric testing and, where necessary, invasive checks to confirm the integrity of the structure.

To assist in understanding the internal environment, we also conduct remote humidity monitoring to gain credible data of the dwelling that can be aligned to the reported issue.

Cornerstone understands this can be a stressful situation and therefore will keep you informed at all stages of the investigation and pride ourselves on delivering the outcome sought by the customer when faced with a situation nobody wants in their homes. Click here to understand how mould can damage your health.

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Case Study

Our team were asked to investigate a recurring damp issue which a client was experiencing in the lounge of their well-decorated home. They had already had issues with damp a year before we began our investigation. During this time structural works had been undertaken including floor uplift, forced drying, excavated drainage run to the exterior and redecoration undertaken in an attempt to resolve the matter. Our client was becoming frustrated with the issue as even these measures hadn’t found the root of the problem.

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The damp returned in the same corner and so Cornerstone were appointed to conduct a thorough investigation in accordance with our embedded expert process. Our team wanted to finally solve the cause for the reported issue.

Our detailed survey encompassed all possible non-invasive measures and did not indicate an issue with the building. It also revealed there was no indication of an issue with any installed rain and wastewater elements that could be contributing to the localised damp area.

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During the investigation it was discovered there was repeated staining to the carpet and underlay. The recorded dry structure, a section of the carpet and underlay were closely inspected, and it was discovered the stain was urine related.

Our team conversed with the homeowner to get to the bottom of the dilemma. Our client’s house was also home to a pet, and after monitoring they confirmed the area was being defaced by their cat.

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Speed & Urgency

You are kept in the loop and given an accurate timescale throughout the process. We get your property back to pre-incident condition ASAP.

Minimising disruption

We ensure any disruption to your life and routine is minimalised. Your life gets back on track in no time.

Secondary damage prevention

There is a chance that soot particles can affect your property and personal effects in a smoke-damaged property. Our expert technicians always minimise any secondary damage to your home.

Looking after interests

We ensure all your items are taken care of. We store unaffected and specially-cleaned items safely away from the site until your property is ready. Our team minimises the loss of items like upholstery, artwork and documents.

Health & Safety

Your safety is of vital importance to us. Our team make a vigilant assessment on your property before taking the appropriate action.

Communication

We focus on communication throughout the restoration process. Our dedicated claims managers will keep our clients updated every step of the way, from the initial evaluation to completion.

Mould and Damp Damage in Southampton

Everyday activities like cooking, showering and drying clothes can cause high levels of moisture in your property. When moist air comes into contact with a cold surface the air is unable to hold the same amount of moisture, so it is released onto the surface leaving it wet. This is when condensation occurs.

Mould needs a food source, which can be common materials found in the home – such as wallpaper, plasterboard, paint, some carpets, wood fabrics and other organic materials.

Mould is common in dark areas, such as behind wardrobes, but doesn’t actually need darkness to grow. It takes between 4-12 hours to begin the germination process and after this, it can then take time for the mould to actually develop and create spores. Depending on the type of mould which is growing, it can take several days or up to two weeks to fully mature. Mould can leave an unpleasant smell and you should notice the black spores as they develop.

If you have any queries or have a damp or mould problem in your home, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our Southampton damp specialists team today.

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