Mystery damp problem

We had a long term mystery damp problem in our kitchen for some years. David Kerry a surveyor from Dryabode Property Care came out straight away and carried out a survey with equipment.

He traced the problem down to a leak from a hidden water pipe. He devised a solution which kept the cost down and disruption to the minimum.

He really looked after our interests and was not content until the work was fully complete. The problem was solved and the insurance company fully informed.

Mr and Mrs Costigan (Penwortham Preston.)

Rising damp in a new house?

Last autumn we noticed our house felt damp, unusually so for a 7 year old house!

We called in two ‘experts’ who diagnosed condensation. We were not convinced and were recommended a local company DRYabode who specialise in damp control and structural repairs.

David Kerry of ‘DRYabode’ carried out an inspection using technical equipment and confirmed damp in the floor and walls. David compiled a detailed report which we submitted to our insurance and he negotiated with the loss adjusters.

David prepared a schedule of works which required stripping out and drying the whole of our downstairs, including our damp kitchen and lounge.
David project managed everything from start to finish and carried out the works with his team. All this was done efficiently, well and with a sense of humour.

Our house is now totally restored, being warm and dry and looks really good. We are very pleased with the excellent service provided by David who was very reassuring and provided us with peace of mind at a very difficult time.

Thank you Dave and team for a job well done!

Henry & Sue R (Bamber Bridge)

Home buyers beware!

I recently employed Mr David Kerry of ‘DRYabode’ to carry out a pre-purchase survey and report regarding damp and building defect issues in a property I was in the process of buying.

The house seemed to be in reasonable condition and had a damp proof guarantee provided by a well-known national company.

I found David to be reliable, trustworthy and speedy . Not only was the report detailed but was easy to read and put in terms I could understand.
David’s report highlighted problems relating to damp and structural defects such as roofing, brickwork, and water ingress via the chimney and walls.

The report contained a detailed schedule of repairs with costs required to put the property right. In the end I was able to make an informed decision not to proceed with the purchase which saved me thousands of pounds in costs I would not otherwise been aware of.

David’s work was very thorough, he gave me sensible advice which I understand and was very supportive throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend David’s services to anyone.

Gail Taylor (Fulwood).

Dryabode – “Totally professional, knowledgeable and supportive”

The team from ‘Dryabode’ Property Care undertook a major refurbishment of my whole roof, loft space, stone gutters and two chimneys of a Victorian terrace which was in urgent need of renovation due to several problems with damp and water leaks.

From the estimate stage to completion Mr Kerry was totally professional, knowledgeable and supportive, making a major renovation stress free. Mr Kerry gave constant feedback and updates throughout the process so that I understood everything that was needed to be done.

Due to this skilful and professional approach I was always aware where the project was up to and therefore helped me feel secure. The work undertaken was of the highest standard. All the team were respectful and cleaned up after they had finished on a daily basis. They also secured the support of my neighbours which in a lot of cases can go wrong. I can only thank David and his team for their skill and professionalism throughout.

Mr M H Hopkins (Hoghton)

We now have a dry, mould free home

We have experienced severe damp and mould problems in our upstairs bedrooms for a long time and were at our wits end attempting to resolve the problems. Fortunately by a stroke of luck I came across ‘Dry Abode’ property care, and we have never looked back.

The problem was identified as coming from a stone, lead lined gutter system which had after many years given in to the effects of weather and erosion.

It took time and effort to identify the problem, but David had all the necessary up to date equipment, gave a quick accurate diagnosis and identified how best to remedy the problems.

They were prompt reliable and honest workers, cleaned up the premises after they had finished and did a superb job of the work, carrying out replacement of the lead gutter linings and roofing repairs. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to anyone experiencing similar problems.

We have certainly felt the benefit since and we now have a dry and mould free home thanks to David and his team.

Mr D Bolton (Kirkham)

I would certainly recommend ‘Dryabode’ to friends and family.

David and the team from ‘dryabode’ property care carried out a complete renovation of our chimney stack as well as partial re-roof after correctly identifying reasons for water ingress which previous tradesmen had not managed to solve.

They provided a comprehensive quote including schedule of works and even sent photos and progress reports via e-mail to keep me informed which I found very reassuring.

The work was done at very short notice and completed on time in difficult weather conditions. My house is now completely dry.
I would certainly recommend ‘Dryabode’ to friends and family.

Thank you.

Phil Robinson–Hoghton