If you have a caravan, then you likely know that one of the biggest challenges can be avoiding damp. Because of the lightweight structure of most caravans, which includes plywood, damp can significantly damage the structure. However, more commonly it can lead to damp smells or mould. In more extreme instances it can lead to damage that requires caravan damp repair. For caravan damp repair, Derbyshire company MPD Caravan Repairs are the leading experts to turn to.
How can damp become a problem in caravans?
The damp in caravans can be from two sources. One is water coming in from outside. Since the outer layer of the caravan is waterproof, water cannot pass through it unless it is punctured. However, caravans have a number of places, like vents and windows, where the water can potentially get in at the edges. These places have seals, but with time and the weather, the seals can perish, allowing water to leak in.
The other source of damp is activities within the caravan. Boiling pans of water, running the shower and hanging damp washing within the caravan may be normal activities, but they can create humidity within the caravan which can lead to the development of mould on the walls and curtains.
In either instance, damp damage can lead to needing caravan damp repair. In Derbyshire, MPD Caravan Repairs are the leading provider of caravan damp repair Derbyshire caravaners can turn to.
How can you reduce the chance of damp damage?
Take the time to regularly check the vulnerable points of your caravan. Look around windows and vents for signs of water getting in. If you see evidence, repair the seal or get help from a specialist like MPD Caravan Repairs before it becomes worse.
For other sources of humidity, try to minimise steam in the caravan. Where possible dry laundry and boil pans outside or have the windows open. When using the shower, close the door and open the window or ceiling vent to prevent moisture spreading through the caravan, and wipe the excess water from the shower after use. Some caravaners also put salt or cat litter in trays in the caravan to reduce humidity.
What if the damp has already caused damage?
Ultimately, if damp has become an issue, you need to arrange caravan damp repair. For caravan damp repair, Derbyshire based MPD Caravan Repair are the specialists to turn to. They can repair the point of water entry, as well as fix the results of the damp using high quality materials and over thirty years of experience. This is important, as allowing the damp to remain will lead to mould, smells and the deterioration of your caravan which will lead to future costs for larger repairs.
For caravan damp repair, Derbyshire caravaners should turn to MPD Caravan Repairs. They specialise in providing caravan damp repair Derbyshire can trust. Why not check out their gallery or repairs, or contact them to see how they can help with your caravan damp repair.