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Rising Damp and Penetrating Damp: the Differences

Sunday, May 31, 2016

Dampness in buildings can arise from a number of different sources and it is therefore essential that in order to control dampness we need to understand how the building has been constructed, this is particularly important when dealing with older houses or buildings of historic interest, although it should be noted that dampness be it […]

6 winter problems that can affect your home

Sunday, May 31, 2016

With the New Year upon us, and the cold, wet weather still around, it’s a good time to revisit the problems that may have been blighting your home.  In this article, we discuss 6 very good reasons why it might be time to tackle those niggling home improvement jobs. 1. Condensation Condensation is a major […]

Condensation season is here

Sunday, May 31, 2016

We’ve been kept busy lately with the daily enquiries from clients complaining of having black mould in their properties.  What is black mould? Black mould is a problem associated with condensation – an extremely common problem in properties between the months of October to March. We refer to this as the ‘condensation season’. As soon […]

TrustGuard website goes live

Sunday, May 31, 2016

After a lot of work, long hours and sleepless nights, our new website has now gone live.  We’ve added features to the site to improve the user experience and provide a rich, interactive source of information.  We’re extremely proud of the new site and hope you enjoy using it.   We’d love to hear what […]

Causes of Black Mould Condensation

Sunday, May 31, 2016

With the governments push for us to insulate our properties to make them more energy efficient our homes are becoming more airtight and sealed up like a ‘tupperware box’, there is no source of ventilation, without a constant supply of fresh, clean, dry air into your home, moisture levels build up and form as condensation […]

Protect yourself from rising damp this winter

Monday, May 31, 2016

As you’re no doubt aware, Wales and the North East of England has been suffering from terrible flooding, causing millions of pounds worth of damage.  This has been the wettest Autumn for 224 years, and as a result, your home may be suffering from the recent water logging. What can I do? For those suffering the […]