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Welcome to AG Damp proofing

Is your property suffering with damp? As well as causing costly structural damage and decorative spoiling, mould caused by damp can affect your health so it’s vital to deal with damp as soon as you spot it. Call in AG Damp Proofing, the northwest’s trusted damp proofing and condensation experts. We’re a friendly, approachable family run damp proofing company providing Bolton, Manchester and much of the northwest with a professional, honest, no nonsense service. Every [...]

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Condensation

“Letting off steam” is good for us every once in a while. It stops us getting angry or upset. But you need to deal with the steam! Whether its cooking in the kitchen or a nice hot shower the steam has to go somewhere. Supply and install a positive input ventilation unit in the loft space of the property.  The PIV unit is a small energy efficient unit which works by gently supplying tempered, clean [...]

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Property Health Check

If you’re buying, selling or renovating a property it pays to know of any underlying problems you may come up against. AG Damp Proofing will: Complete a full or part survey of your property to identify any signs of Dry Rot, Wet Rot, Woodworm, Rising Damp or Black Mould Growth which may cause present or future problems. Supply a fully comprehensive report detailing any problems found and provide expert advice on remedial treatment. Supply a [...]

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Radon Gas

Radon is a radioactive product of the decay of naturally occurring uranium found in all soils. It is present in all parts of the UK, although the gas disperses easily so outdoor levels are generally very low. Indoor radon levels vary widely and tests are available for homes where levels might be high. Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking. The risk from radon increases the risk from smoking. Smokers with [...]

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Payment Installment Plan now available…

Did you know that we can now offer a monthly payment plan to suit your budget ? After the expense of Christmas and New Year and when the credit card bills start rolling in the last thing you need is a big bill for a damp problem, right ? We can offer a simple monthly repayment plan subject to status to allow for more manageable finances. If you have had a quote from us recently [...]

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Special Winter package for Condensation and Mould Control

SPECIAL WINTER PACKAGE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT DECEMBER AND JANUARY   FULLY  FITTED CONDENSATION DEVICE INSTALLED A FULL PROFESSIONAL MOULD REMOVAL SERVICE ALL WINDOWS IN YOUR HOME RESEALED USING BEST QUALITY SEALANT    * * *     £730.00 excl vat    * * *  All condensation units fully fitted in the loft space or mounted on the wall with a 5 year guarantee, cost as little as 1p a day to run. Professional mould removal service eradicates black mould growth [...]

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Professional Mould removal service from AG Damp Proofing

  Since 2004 Mould has been classed as a Category 1 risk to health as assessed under the Health and Safety Hazards Rating System (HHSRS) which is the same class as ASBESTOS. Landlords, councils and housing associations are legally bound to clear any outbreak under section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1998. Symptoms such as eye,nose and throat irritation, respiratory problems, stuffy blocked nose and nose bleeds are just some of the common [...]

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Our service to you just got better …

Professionally clean as standard ! At AG Damp Proofing we take the utmost care and respect in your property when we’re working and keeping it clean and tidy is just part and parcel of the job.  When the job requires old plaster being removed then dust is inevitable and can remain in the atmosphere for days afterwards. To minimize this inconvenience, at the end of the job we’ll arrange for a professional cleaner to come in to [...]

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About us…

Andrew Goodram is director and qualified Damp Surveyor with over 12 years experience in the remedial industry, providing hands on expertise from start to finish. Andrew carries out the surveys, manages and oversees the work himself meeting with clients at the start and on completion of the job. Clare Goodram is the office expert, (and the real boss ) responsible for customer relations, book keeping, accounts, advertising and marketing. Clare has over 10 years experience [...]

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How serious can a damp problem become ?

  According to Asthma UK,children living in damp, mouldy homes are 1.5 to three times more likely to experience coughing and wheezing.  Even more worrying is the fact that the UK has among the highest prevalence rates of asthma symptoms in children worldwide. A recent World Health Organisation report entitled “Children Living in Homes With Problems of Damp” stated that: “Excess moisture leads – on almost all indoor materials – to growth of microbes such as [...]

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Damp health issues

Mould arising from damp problems within walls and structures can cause a range of health problems. Often people suffer from allergies and cold-like symptoms such as itchy eyes and sneezing. It can be a nightmare for asthma sufferers and there’s even been a study connecting it with causing asthma during childhood. Damp problems can also cause serious respiratory problems in the long term. A recent study even revealed a connection between mould and depression! Bolton and [...]

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