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Mould in the House in Swindon?
| Find Out How Our Damp Proofing Specialists Can Help

No matter how old your property is, the mould won’t be too far behind if dampness gets in. Mould in the house can lead to a variety of issues and can be detrimental to people with underlying health issues and respiratory problems. Not only that, but it’s unsightly and can reduce market value if you don’t address the situation before putting your house on the market. 

As part of our services in Swindon and the surrounding areas, our damp proofing specialists complete a range of mould treatment and eradication services. Please read our online testimonials and view our recent projects to see examples of our work, including mould removal, condensation control, rising damp treatment, and plastering and rendering. 

If you’re experiencing a spread of mould in the house, contact us at Emerald Damp Specialists today for advice on the following or to arrange a site survey:

  • Waterproofing Services

  • Moisture Problems

  • Mould Eradication

  • Rising Damp

  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation in the Window

Types of Mould

Mould will spread in damp conditions, such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and rooms that aren’t regularly heated. It can also thrive in areas with many indoor plants due to excessive moisture problems.

Black Mould

This is the most common form of household mould. Active black mould is easily recognised by its wet and slimy appearance as it absorbs moisture from its surroundings. Inactive mould could be easily mistaken for dirt or grime as it clears with standard household cleaners. However, this doesn’t cure the problem, and the mould may become active again. 

Alternaria

Usually found beneath sinks with leaky taps and shower trays, Alternaria will spread in damp areas over the late summer months. 

Aspergillus

This mould is commonly seen at the start of the year and early autumn. It spreads on powdery foods and building materials, such as drywall. 

Cladosporium

Appearing at the height of summer, Cladosporium will attack fabrics and timber surfaces, particularly in unheated rooms with poor ventilation. 

Penicillium

Although usually associated with stale food, Penicillium can appear on wood and other biodegradable or organic substances, particularly in January and February.

Mould Eradication

Our damp proofing specialists will begin with an onsite survey to identify the type of mould in the house and its cause. Once you’re happy for us to complete the work, we’ll treat the area with specialist mould cleaners to remove all excess materials and reveal the source. This is followed by a sanitising solution, effectively killing the residue and reducing the chances of regrowth. 
The affected surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned and dried, and remedial works will be completed if necessary. These include plastering, brickwork repair, rendering, repointing, tanking, and waterproofing services, where relevant. 
Our damp proofing specialists wear PPE equipment throughout, and all waste is removed and responsibly disposed of.
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Survey Charges

We charge £99.00 (Swindon) or £150.00 (outside Swindon)
People always ask why we charge these rates, and it is simply because we guarantee our work. We don’t just repair; we like to find the root cause, and if our team carries out the work, the initial cost is refunded.

We request payment before we carry out the survey (sorry for any inconvenience this may cause).

For this, Emerald Damp Specialists provides:

1. A Report Identifying Any Issues Found
2. Advice From One of Our Specialists About How to Resolve Them
3. A Quotation From Us Relating to the Relevant Work
4. Your Initial Costs Refunded Should You Choose Us to Complete the Work

To book a survey, please provide the following information:

1. Your Full Address
2. Contact Details
3. A Brief Description of the Issue
4. A Suitable Day for Us to Visit

We will then get this booked in for you.

Emerald Damp Specialists – We Don’t Like Damp, and Damp Don’t Like Us!
Call our damp proofing specialists on 01793 488708 or 07714 822683 if you have mould in the house in Swindon and the surrounding areas.
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