- Keep gutters clear, especially when leaves collect in them.
- Check flow of water from the roof and down the gutter during heavy rain.
- Reduce risk of condensation by extracting damp air from humid rooms such as a kitchen or bathroom.
- Given the age of the property, the external walls are unlikely to be insulated. There is evidence of normal levels of mild condensation. A solution is to improve the heat on these areas during cold periods, this can be achieved by installing a wall mounted electric thermostat heater in rooms with external walls. If the condensation persists, you may want to consider installing thermal plasterboard on the internal side of the affected walls.
- Mould and damp should be washed away daily.
- There is no magic bullet for condensation in a bathroom. It’s very common. Improving the ventilation out, heat and use of tiles and bathroom paints help.
- If the bathroom is updated in the future be aware when a bath or shower is taken out, there is likely to be evidence of damp left behind it. This is normal and should dry easily.
- All guttering and down-spouts, appeared to be in good condition but they should be visually inspected during a rain event.
- We advise clients that they need to be vigilant in ensuring that drains and guttering on the building are cleared and functioning at all times.