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    • andrewjb3
    • By andrewjb3 11th Oct 16, 8:08 PM
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    Who you gonna call? (Damp)
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    • 11th Oct 16, 8:08 PM
    Who you gonna call? (Damp) 11th Oct 16 at 8:08 PM
    Not sure whether this is a suitable board to ask on, but it's house-related.. I've got damp in a let property, so need someone to survey and fix. The advice is always to get an independent survey done - but what does that mean? If I search for local 'independent damp survey' I can find a few local companies. But they'll all qualified/accredited by the PCA, which, unless I've got it wrong, are tied at director level to the guys that sell the damp proof chemicals. Are the PCA qualifications what I should be looking for? Is an independent surveyor coming under that banner good enough? Or should I be looking for something else?
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
    Do one (or more) of 3 things:

    1) get 3 (or better 5) different damp companies round. If they all identify the same cause of the damp, and all recommend similar treatment, then you have a pretty good idea what the problem is.

    More likely they will all identify different problems and different solutions, leaving you flummoxed!

    2) Get a few local sensible builders round and ask the same question.

    3) Pay an independant damp surveyor:
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