How to Get Rid of Dampness?

If you are Living in a rented house, your landlord is obliged and responsible to guarantee that the house is safe, secure and maintained to a level of habitable for you to live in. Dampness is a typical issue which is caused by natural moisture in the houses, and your landlord is legally obliged for repairs made to your house. On the off chance if you have reported any issues regarding the dampness, and your landlord has neglected to make the appropriate steps, our housing disrepair claims specialists might be able to claim against them on your behalf for compensation and repair.

How Dampness, Mould and Fungus Can Affect Your Health?

If You are living in a Dampness affected house, it can be dangerous for you and your family’s health, due to which they can suffer common problems like allergies, respiratory infections, and asthma. Living with Dampness can also affect your immune system; especially in babies, little kids, old individuals and helpless adults.

Manifestations of Dampness may include:

  • Sneezing
  • Skin Rashes
  • Chesty Coughs symptoms
  • Runny nose and red & watery eyes
  • Asthma problems.

Presence of Dampness and Mould in the house can be hazardous, particularly to new born babies and small kids, old people and specially for those people with skin issues, respiratory conditions or with a debilitated immune system.

Having an untreated Dampness and Mould issue can have a major negative impact on the health of the residents, possibly causing asthma attacks, allergic responses, skin rashes, excessive sneezing, runny nose and red & watery eyes. Whenever left long term, Dampness and Mould can cause very hectic health problems for the family and aggravate existing conditions much worse and complicated, for example, eczema, asthma and other skin or respiratory issues, when Mould spores are breathed in or interact with the body.

What are the Causes of Mould on Walls?

Mould on walls and ceilings is brought by excessive dampness and moisture. It can also come due to water leakage inside or outside the house that is causing a Dampness issue, but sometimes mould is caused by condensation inside the house. When warm and moist air hits the walls and windows inside a room, which are cooler as they are associated with the outside, dampness and mould can begin to gather on the surface. If the dampness can't dry out, Mould can form subsequently with warmth, oxygen and a continuation of more air being immediately cooled when it hits the walls surface, the mould can rapidly develop and spread.

This kind of issue can be caused or aggravated by things, for example, not opening windows to give air a chance to flow around the room, particularly in the wake of cooking/washing/showering, drying clothing inside the house, where the dampness from the garments is discharged into the air and adds to the issue, or basically when a home does not have satisfactory ventilation or protection in any case.

When Is My Landlord Responsible for Dealing with Mould in Home?

If your property isn't water-tight, this might cause Mould and Dampness in home like split window frames, cracked walls and broken rooftop tiles.

Pipes issues which result in Mould. For instance: spilling or “sweaty” pipes, free fittings and so forth.

When Is the Tenant Responsible for Dealing with Mould?

Deficiently ventilating rooms can prompt to Mould and Dampness. For instance: steam from hot showers or drying wet clothes can prompt Mould issues in bathrooms. Try to constantly open windows and doors after taking a bath, and dry your garments outside the bathroom if conceivable.

Insufficiently warming the home in colder months, a lack of warming can cause condensation which can make Mould and Dampness to grow and form.

If you are sure that your landlord is to blame as he has legal duty to ensure that the house is safe, secure and is to a level that is habitable for your family to live in. It is vital that you report any concerns at the earliest opportunity, as landlord commitments clearly express that it is their legitimate obligation to keep the house up to the required way of life.

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