Damp

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  1. GJC

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    I've just noticed a bizarre patch of damp (no mould) in the corner of my bedroom wall, its about the size of two hands open - height 6ft.

    The area is open plan fairly well ventilated and heated. I checked the front of my house and the neighbours guttering pipe is close to the area but I couldnt see if that was the cause....? Any suggestions?

    Its a terraced house (1900's) and in good condition.

    Do you think my insurance company will entertain this?

    I'm considering one of these:

    http://www.ebacdirect.com/product.php?productid=27
     
  2. dhmotorsport

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    Having just had a discussion with my insurance co about damp they will probably not be able to find a long enough barge pole to try and touch it with.

    The line they used with us was: "If decorated areas or furniture is damaged we will replace it but the damp itself is the fault of whoever installed the cause and we wouldn't have anything to do with that"

    We had damp in our extension which was built in the 80's, a good 25 years before we bought the house. Their reasoning was the damp would only be caused by the original builders not building it properly therefore we should sue them...

    If it is the guttering it your insurance company may well toe the same line and try to blame whoever installed it and wash their hands of it.

    The other thing to check is to see if your neighbour has any damp in the same area, he may have had a water leak and some of it has soaked though to your side, in which case you could simply paint over with some anti mould paint and redecorate and you are sorted.
     
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    Had the same problem in a bedroom (house built in 1926) - ebac cured it within days and it has not returned. Plus you don't get a house full of steam when the kids take a shower for hours on end.

    Do kids have parts to wash that we grownups don't :)
     
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    Confirm if this is the cause first!
     
  5. GJC

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    will do....

    Thanks for the other suggestions also :thumbsup:
     

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