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Identifying property problems

We are all guilty of not caring for our property enough however; identifying property problems can be easy if you know what to look out for. There are many small signs to help you identify emerging property problems that can help you with the care of your property, both externally and internally.

Identifying external property problems

Slipped Slates - Identifying Property ProblemsThe key to external property care and avoiding potential property problems is to examine gutters, downpipes and drains for signs of deterioration. Look out for:

  • Slipped or loose slates
  • Vegetation growing out of gutters
  • Moss or lichen growing on the stonework
  • Damp staining on stonework particularly adjacent to pipes
  • Rusting or cracking cast iron down pipes and gutters
  • Leaking overflow pipes
  • Cracks in stonework
  • Defective pointing
  • Damaged or overflowing drains

Identifying internal property problems

Defects in Lead Flashing - Identifying Property ProblemsIdentifying signs of internal property problems is not quite so easy, but in roofs and basements the following are useful pointers:

  • Look out for water staining in the roof void
  • Check for defects in lead flashings round chimneys valleys and parapet walls
  • Check your seals round baths and showers
  • Check under your floor for condensation. Early action will result in reduced costs and stress free property solutions

Property problems and treatments

Help identifying property problems - speak to an expertAt White Preservation, all our surveyors are fully qualified in the identification and treatment of all property problems and we can help and discuss maintenance and restoration solutions with you.

To find out more information, contact White Preservation today on 08000 147 170. Alternatively, click to request a survey and we will arrange for one of our local experts to contact you at a time convenient for you.

With our 20 year repair guarantee, you can have peace of mind that your property problems will be over.