0161 744 0050
Independent Property Care Association Specialists (PCA members) 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 Prestwich.
If you are in the process of purchasing a property in Prestwich, it is always advisable to have a pre-purchase property survey carried out by a chartered building surveyor. It is also advisable to have 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 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 Prestwich. 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 have been providing damp and timber reports since 1984 and are acknowledged as one of Prestwich’s most established and respected damp specialists in surveying and diagnosing problems with rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation, dry rot wood rotting fungi, woodworm. We have carried out countless surveys and saved many clients thousands of pounds on unnecessary chemical damp-proofing & timber treatment work on properties in Prestwich.
If a more in-depth 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 advised by the vendor that previous damp proofing & woodworm treatment has been carried out by other property care companies, 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 in Prestwich is still trading.
We provide pre-purchase damp and timber reports for mortgage purposes along with reports for owners applying for equity release loans. These timber & damp reports are usually required by banks and building societies as a condition of your mortgage offer being accepted.
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 findings and what remedial work is recommended, including images and a floor plan.
You may be enticed by the offer of a “free survey” by other damp-proofing & timber treatment companies in Prestwich, 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 Prestwich are rarely required and completely unjustifiable.
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 Prestwich. So if you live in Prestwich and think that you have any problems with dampness, woodworm or timber decay and need free impartial advice then please call Damp Aid who are property care association members / specialists in Prestwich on 0161 744 0050 or email us by clicking on the survey enquiry button where you are guaranteed a fast, friendly damp and timber report service.