Property management. Observe and photo or film around the property during a rainstorm to see where water flows, making sure water flows/drains away from the building.
Tooltip Categories: TIPS
Surveyor tips to help identify the rot cause of issues and improve outcomes.
Keep windows open on the safety lock
Keep bathroom door closed and window open, until humidity from shower has subsided.
CO2 meters encourage tenants to open windows. Consider installing a CO2 datalogger, such as TZUTOGETHER (£90 Amazon).
Dry wall. Use at least two fans to speed up process of drying out damp wall.
Kitchen extractor fan. Consider instructing general builder to duct out kitchen extractor fan – using rigid ducting. Hoover HGM600X (£149) has a Which! Best buy.
Insulate between cupboard
Insulate cold water pipes. Install insulation around cold water pipes such as in the kitchen.
Active woodworm is unlikely. It is highly unlikely that the woodworm is active, there are no signs of activity such as frass (larval excretion) below the hole. However, the cost of woodworm treatment is low, so consider spraying around timber with holes to
Cook with tops on pots and pans to reduce production of vapour from cooking by 80%.