Who would you call out to advise about damp?
Our guest room rarely gets used, and the door is always closed. It has a sliding door to a deck, and a few years ago the door was open during a storm and the carpet got soaked by rain.
I'm not sure if that's where the problem started, or if it happened before that and this just made it worse, as we'd noticed a musty smell in there for ages.
Guests staying in the room sometimes seemed a bit allergic to the room. Clothes hanging in there got a bit mouldy.
We treated the carpet for mould, and put loads of those bead pots in to soak up moisture. We also put a carpet fragrance powder in there.
So now it no longer smells musty (overpoweringly floral atm), but we're about to rip up the carpet and do a bit reno on that room, and I'm concerned that the damp problem may be to do with moisture coming in from somewhere, and don't want to decorate over the problem.
So is there someone who can come in, assess where it's come from, and tell us if our walls/ flooring under the carpet is okay? Like a sort of...erm... 'damp assessor'??? As you can tell, I have no idea.