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Damp in bedroom

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Savagebeauty Thu 01-Oct-15 21:43:55

Dd has just gone to uni so I thought I'd give her bedroom a clean.
Her walls are normally covered in posters etc but I saw that the wallpaper above her bed is coming away and feels damp near the ceiling.
It's an outside wall and faces another house...gets no sun.
I wonder if the gutters need clearing or there are missing tiles ( new roof about 5 years ago)

lalalonglegs Thu 01-Oct-15 22:53:11

To be honest, if the wall was damp I would expect it to look damp, not just feel cold but have a look from the outsidet o see if there are any obvious problems or the wall looks wet. If nothing showed up, I'dt ry airingt he room properly and see if that helps.

Tarzanlovesgaby Thu 01-Oct-15 22:57:10

it's a good idea to check the gutter.
is there adequate heating in the room? is it ventilated every day?

Savagebeauty Thu 01-Oct-15 23:02:28

The radiator doesn't seem to be working well...maybe needs bleeding. Dd liked windows closed so maybe it needs ventilating. I don't think I've actually set foot in it for a year

PigletJohn Thu 01-Oct-15 23:51:27

If she kept the windows permanently closed, and breathed, then it is probably wet with condensation.

Wet washing draped around is another common cause.

Is it a flat roof?

Savagebeauty Fri 02-Oct-15 06:40:10

No wey washing at all.
It's only one area above her bed.
I'm getting guttering cleared next week..not a bad thing to do anyway before winter.

PigletJohn Fri 02-Oct-15 08:50:53

Is it a flat roof?

Savagebeauty Fri 02-Oct-15 11:22:59

No a pointy one grin

specialsubject Fri 02-Oct-15 12:12:37

might be worth teaching her some basics of not treating homes like this - before her landlord does by deducting damages from her deposit. Rooms need ventilation, only takes a few minutes a day.

but check the gutters too.

Kaekae Fri 02-Oct-15 12:17:13

Check the gutters...we took down some wall to celling shelving and we noticed that the paint on the wall was bubbling. We've had problems with our guttering lately - our neighbours had not cleared the leaves in their guttering and it had made our guttering sag due to the water log.

PigletJohn Fri 02-Oct-15 17:21:28

climb up into the loft and looks for signs of leaks from the tiles, or from tanks and pipes, or weeing wildlife.

Long-term damp ceilings tend to grow black mildew, so perhaps this damp is quite recent.

In the event that it is condensation, inspect the insulation in the loft. Well-insulated ceilings are quite warm. Condensation will clear quickly if you open the windows. Water vapour is lighter than air, and might be diffusing from a nearby bathroom or rising from below.

OnlyTheDepthVaries Fri 02-Oct-15 18:39:11

no it's a pointy one is probably my favourite answer on property/diy of all time.grin

Savagebeauty Fri 02-Oct-15 19:13:53

I love you Pigletjohn
This is all very new to me. Got divorced this year but determined to get to grips with things and pointy roofs smile

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