You can use the online form to report the following public health issues:
- Damp - condensation
- Damp - rising damp
- Damp - penetrating damp
- Damp - other
- Water penetration
- Dirty house
Damp can occur in a property for a variety of reasons:
- Rising damp occurs when moisture from the ground under and around a building rises up within the external or internal walls.
- Penetrating damp occurs when moisture penetrates through external walls or roofs.
- Condensation dampness generally happens when a property can’t deal with normal levels of water vapour because of a lack of insulation, ventilation or heating, or a combination of all of these things.
SCARF can provide information and advice regarding damp in your home. They can be contacted on 01224 213 005.
If you are a council tenant, please report any issues with damp to the Housing Repairs team and an inspector will attend within three working days to asses the problem.
If you are not a Council tenant you can report issues with dampness to the Environmental Health service and an officer will investigate within five working days.