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Problems With Cavity Wall Insulation

Many houses go with cavity wall insulation as a way to save money and improve their home’s energy efficiency when insulating their houses. But unfortunately, while it has the potential to be beneficial, it also has the potential to ruin your home.


But what are the common problems with cavity wall insulation and what should you be looking out for? Read on to find out.



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Why Isn’t Cavity Wall Insulation Good?

While it can reduce costs and improve a home's energy efficiency, sometimes cavity wall insulation is not very good for your home. This is mainly due to the weather in the UK. The damp climate can degrade a property's brickwork, resulting in water making its way into your cavities and soaking into the insulation. This can cause a lot of harm to your home, including cold spots, dampness and structural weakness.


Why Should I Remove It?

There are many reasons you should remove your cavity wall insulation, including the following:


● Blockages in your insulation caused by building works

● Deteriorating insulation that is too old

● Issues with the original cavity wall insulation installation such as insufficient prep of the cavity

● Location of insulation - if it is particularly vulnerable to intense weather

● Rising energy costs

● Signs of damp spots, condensation and mould

● Structural issues worsened by faulty insulation


If you think your insulation is suffering from any of these issues, get in with an expert to help remove it.


How Does Cavity Wall Extraction Work?

You might think removing insulation might be a difficult task that involves destroying walls and causing a giant mess in your home. But it is actually a lot easier than you think. It starts by removing bricks to create pockets at the bottom of the wall, followed by drilling positioned holes in the external wall. Finally, an extraction system is used to remove all the insulation material. Whoever is performing the task can then easily clean up any mess they made, leaving your household good as new and with as little disruption to your household as possible.


UK Energy Management

If you need efficient cavity wall extraction that won’t leave your home with permanent damage, contact the experts at UK Energy Management. We know that living with problems with your insulation can make for a very uncomfortable home, so strive to fix the problem as fast as possible.


We can arrange for a team of certified insulation installers to assess your property, locate the problem and provide the solution. We’ll work with you on the project from start to finish. Find out if you’re eligible for cavity wall extraction funding today on our website. Or if you’d like to find out more about our services and talk to an expert, give us a call on 0191 466 1185. We offer funding for a wide range of insulation types.

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