Identifying where damp is coming from

I’m looking for someone to advise where the damp is coming from and if work is needed to rectify problem. It may be coming from the attic where the extractor fan pipe from the bathroom lies. The damp is along a bedroom ceiling where it joins the wall above a window in an 8yr old house.

Asked by Jennie on 5th Dec 2023
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"Hi there the damp could be a number of things , the extractor pipe could have a fault and causing condensation, it could be coming in on the roof a broken tile, it could even be condensation inside the property due to ventilation, you need this inspecting to find the problem as damp just gets worse thanks Ian Duffield"
Answered on 5th Dec 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"The ventillation pipe will be badly installed, small job to rectify if this is the case, would need pictures in the attic to give you a straight answer."
Answered on 5th Dec 2023 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"To be honest it can be coming from a number of places without seeing a pic
Gutters pointing slates etc"
Answered on 5th Dec 2023 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"Hello! Damp-related issues can stem from various sources, such as a faulty extractor pipe causing condensation or potential roof issues like a broken tile. It might even be internal condensation due to ventilation problems. It's crucial to inspect and identify the root cause, as damp tends to worsen over time. We specialize in pinpointing these issues and offer dehumidifier rentals to address the problem effectively. Let us help you find and resolve the source of dampness."
Answered on 27th Dec 2023 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"Hi jenny with any damp problems an investigation is needed but be very careful who you call ask you friends people you know if they know anyone as there is alot of people ie builders will rip you off if you need anymore help I will help you regards phillip"
Answered on 6th Dec 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"Sounds like condensation, a site visit would need to be completed"
Answered on 25th Dec 2023 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"It could be for different reasons, broken tiles, ventilation issue, faulty pipe, repointing brickwork etc, the best idea is to have someone have a close up inspection of the whole area to assess the issue."
Answered on 8th Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Hi firstly it is not damp but condensation probably due to you felt having perished in your eaves which in turn leads to rain water blowing back onto the wall plate under you roof tile s/slates thus causing a cold spot which hits the warmth of the bedroom and thus causing condensation (black spots )any further questions ring me cheers Dylan Gibbs Gibbs General Builders Porth"
Answered on 19th Dec 2023 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"There can be a number of reasons, you need a specialist out, could be a roof tile come loose or the gutters along the top leaking or then as you say your extractor but I would say it needs someone coming out who is reliable and will take his time taking a look to get to the source of the problem."
Answered on 8th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Most likely there is a rip in membrain or will need to install eves flashing if the felt is damaged or short"
Answered on 26th Dec 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
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