The problem of moisture damage is one of the most common causes of damage being caused to a building and one of the main reasons for construction litigation to begin. By using our moisture survey service, you can prevent this problem before it even starts, which could save you a whole lot of money in future years.
Not only does moisture affect the structural integrity of your property, but it is also one of the main ingredients of mould growth – something that will also affect the structure, as well as look unsightly.
Clearing away mould is a service that we offer, but it is more expensive than actually preventing the mould from forming in the first place.
We can use the latest equipment to conduct a thorough survey of your property and determine where the areas are that have the highest chance of letting moisture seep inside. We don’t just locate these potential risk areas though; we can also provide the means to shore them up, therefore meaning that your home is protected from moisture for many years to come.
Areas/Markets We Cover
We cover any location in the United Kingdom, and are available to work on both residential and commercial properties.
Availability of Service
Our services are available at a time to suit you. Simply call us 24 hours a day on 0162 2632 910 to arrange a good time.
Advantages of Our Service
Our Methods and Equipment
At Ideal, we use only the latest equipment to ensure that the job is done to the highest of standards. Using this we can detect all of the excess moisture in buildings when carrying out our moisture survey, then develop a plan with the property owner to try to eliminate the source. As every single building is different, we only employ the most experienced people in this field, as they are able to improvise and formulate a plan for any situation.
Our thermographic survey will obviously detect all visible water on a surface, but what it will also do is detect water that is invisible to the naked eye. As well as this, it can also locate trapped moisture, cold bridging, air leaks and the onset of rising damp. It works due to the fact that every single object emits energy, which the thermographic camera will pick up and interpret. When it detects even the smallest amount of water, it will log this in its system, ready to be printed out later on.
An alternative way in which we can carry out a moisture survey is through the use of the Protimeter MMS or the Tramex SE, both of which are completely non-invasive. These are highly technical pieces of equipment and combine the technologies of a thermo-hygrometer and pin and non-invasive methods to create truly accurate results.
Most chronic problems related to moisture in buildings are best analyzed through the use of building science, which looks at the way that buildings were constructed and works out what has gone wrong in order for them to have ended up in their current state.
Over time, the way that the moisture and air travel around a building change and this can have a negative effect on the building’s ability to cope with these elements. This can lead to damage caused by:
- Condensation on windows dripping onto the floor beneath.
- Air leakage causing condensation to build up inside walls.
- Damage caused to both the internal and external areas of the building due to rain leaking through the walls.
If you require a moisture survey, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. All of our advisors will be 100% happy to help you with any further queries that you might have.