Dryfix News

Suspect a leak?… here’s what to do next!

January 23rd, 2020

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Surveying, Water Damage

Loosing pressure in your heating system, cold radiators, extortionate water bill’s or instant symptoms of damp? The chances are you have a leak!….

So, what to do next?……………………………………

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Firstly, it’s always a good idea to contact your home insurers. Some home insurance policies cover what’s known as “Trace and Locate” or “Trace and Access” inspections. These are basically investigations to find your leak. You may … read more



Moisture mapping, an ideal article for damp specialists, water damage practitioners or just budding surveyors.

October 23rd, 2019

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Surveying, Water Damage

An article explaining the method of Moisture mapping. Moisture mapping is an important process used by surveyors during a damp survey or water damage survey to determine the extent of damage and level of saturation.


City of York Flood Events 2000, 2007, 2012 & 2015

October 24th, 2018

All posts, Flood Restoration & Drying, Surveying, Water Damage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly two years after the devastating floods in York, Dryfix are still surveying properties for reported flood damage.

Over the Christmas period of 2015/2016 the City of York suffered extensive flooding due to weeks of torrential rain and failing of the River Foss barrier, resulting in over 300 home owners requiring … read more



When water proofing goes wrong

October 8th, 2018

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Surveying, Water Damage

Flooded garage in York due to failed water proofing system. BS8102 - Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground


Flood Damage or Failed Damp Proof Course (Part 2)

March 29th, 2013

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Guarantees, Surveying, Water Damage

So four weeks later, we returned to the property to undertake a further inspection and compare our findings to our initial report, provide a diagnosis and repair specification.

As mentioned in our first blog post (Part 1), the building displayed symptoms of a severe damp issue which appeared to be affecting the majority of original ground floor walls within the building.  The walls displayed … read more



Flood Damage or Failed Damp Proof Course?

March 28th, 2013

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Guarantees, Surveying, Water Damage

Imagine this scenario, you’ve bought, renovated and extend your property into the prefect home, damp proofed the walls, re-plastered and redecorated.  After a few years you start to notice symptoms of damp appearing very rapidly and within days the plaster is spoiling, salting and skirting boards are beginning to decay and warp. The kitchen floor starts to crack and move and the drains backfill with … read more



Dryfix 1st provider in the UK for insured water damage repairs

May 6th, 2012

Accreditations / Associations, All posts, Flood Restoration & Drying, Guarantees, Water Damage

Dryfix 1st provider in the UK for insured water damage repairs

When you instruct a professional company to undertake work on your property, you expect to receive a high level of professionalism in both the paperwork and communication, in addition to high quality workmanship. To  guarantee a high level of service clients will look for accreditation from industry bodies as a method of ensuring the read more



Water damage – Dryfix trace and locate accurately first time.

May 1st, 2012

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Water Damage

A burst water pipe can be devastating especially when it goes un noticed which unfortunately is often the case. On a daily basis we inspect properties for damp and decay and after undertaking our inspections and diagnostic investigations identifying the true cause, we are amazed at just how many of our clients have wasted both time and money in un-necessary repairs prior to our visit.… read more



Beat the freeze……. How to prevent pipes from freezing, defrosting frozen pipes and what to do if a pipe bursts.

April 25th, 2012

All posts, Energy Efficiency / Insulation Improvements, Flood Restoration & Drying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beat the freeze…….

How to prevent pipes from freezing, defrosting frozen pipes and what to do if a pipe bursts.

A burst water pipe in your home can be devastating, when a pipe breaks it can often result in complete or partial flooding of the property damaging carpets, furnishings, plaster, decorations and personal belongings.  It is … read more



Freezing pipes, Burst pipes and Water damage

April 25th, 2012

All posts, Damp / Rising Damp / Damp Proofing /, Flood Restoration & Drying, Mould Remediation, Wet Rot / Dry Rot

 Freezing pipes, burst pipes and Water Damage

A burst water pipe in your home can be devastating, when a pipe breaks it can often result in complete or partial flooding of the property damaging carpets, furnishings, plaster, decorations and personal belongings.  It is important to protect your water services both waste drainage and service water to defend against the risk of pipes freezing and bursting … read more



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