0161 744 0050
Independent Property Care Specialists Damp-Proofing & Timber Treatment Surveyors Providing Damp survey, Woodworm Survey, Dry rot Survey & Specialist Damp and Timber Surveys & Reports for Homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, Mortgage Lenders, & Re-mortgage / Equity Release Companies Based in Heywood.
If you are in the process of purchasing a property in Heywood, it is always advisable to have a pre-purchase property survey carried out by a chartered building surveyor. It is also advisable to obtain an in-depth pre purchase specialist timber & damp report and general home condition survey carried out by damp specialists, especially if problems have been highlighted in a surveyors home buyers report. It is important to have a property checked for rising dampness & woodworm infestation, prior to exchanging contracts, so the cost of any damp-proofing repairs and timber treatment for wood boring beetles can be negotiated with the vendor.
Property care services offered by Damp Aid, are to control and prevent any rising damp, timber decay and woodworm infestation, We provide specialist independent damp and timber surveys which will accurately diagnose any dampness or decay issues using in-depth surveying techniques which are sympathetic towards buildings, an approach widely ignored by most damp-proofing and timber treatment companies based in Heywood. Our comprehensive and impartial damp and timber reports come complete with recommendations for any remedial work which are usually chemical free & environmentally friendly solutions.
Damp Aid surveyors have been providing specialists damp and timber reports since 1984 and are acknowledged as one of Heywood’s most established and respected specialists in diagnosing problems with rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation, dry rot wood rotting fungi, woodworm. We have carried out countless damp surveys, woodworm surveys, & dry rot surveys saving many clients thousands of pounds on unnecessary chemical damp-proofing & timber treatment work on properties in Heywood.
If a more in-depth specialist damp and timber survey has been requested by your mortgage lender, home buyer / building surveyor, it may seem like a worrying prospect, especially if you are a first time buyer, but be assured, this is common practice and should not deter you from your house purchase. It is important for you to ensure that your new property is free from any damp and timber defects which could get progressively worse and depreciate your investment.
If you have been informed by the vendor that previous damp proofing & woodworm treatment has been carried out, which is guaranteed, you and your solicitors are advised to check exactly which areas of the property have been treated, if the company is a registered member of the Property Care Association (PCA) and if the contractors guarantee is valid. Never assume that the entire property is covered and check that the damp & timber treatment company is in Heywood still trading.
Damp Aid C.S.R.T. qualified specialist damp-proofing and timber treatment surveyors will carry out a thorough survey of the property and test to determine the exact cause of any defects. We will expose timbers and lift floor boards wherever possible, take random moisture reading, using a calibrated moisture meter and inspect the property externally to check for building defects. You will be issued with a comprehensive report from property care specialists, detailing our surveyors findings and what remedial work is recommended, including images and a floor plan.
Don’t take any shortcuts, your property is likely to be the biggest investment you will ever make. We are original members of the PCA (having previously been BWPDA members) and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards). For your peace of mind our chemical treatment guarantee can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).
You may be enticed by the offer of a “free survey” by other damp-proofing & timber treatment companies based in Heywood, however some damp-proofing contractors and surveyors invariably state that your property has rising dampness and will recommend the installation of a chemical damp-proof course together with timber treatments. These treatments offered by most damp-proofing specialists & woodworm treatment companies in Heywood are rarely required and completely unjustifiable.
Before waiting for a purchaser to have a ‘free damp and timber survey’ it would be considered prudent, for any homeowner selling their property, to have their own damp survey and written report undertaken to find the full extent and costs of any suspected rising damp, woodworm, & timber decay thus avoiding any potential buyer withdrawing their offer and pulling out of a property sale.
Damp Aid surveyors undertake independent damp, timber and mould surveys for homeowners, buyers, sellers, estate agents, management letting agencies, banks mortgage lenders, landlords, tenants, solicitors, housing associations, and equity release companies located in Heywood. So if you live in Heywood and think that you have any problems with dampness, woodworm or timber decay and need free impartial advice from damp-proof course & dry rot specialists then please call Damp Aid who are property care association members / specialists in Heywood on 0161 744 0050 or email us by clicking on the survey enquiry button where you are guaranteed a fast, friendly independent specialist damp and timber report service.