Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has called for a review from the Housing Executive and housing associations in the way they carry out assessments of damp problems in local homes.
I have been dealing with a number of families who have been affected by the problem of dampness in their homes.
We all know the problems dampness can have on a home and affects it have on people health. The Housing Executive have been doing a lot of work to try and address this but the residents I have spoken to said it wasn’t working in the long run and there needed to be long term solution to this.
Currently residents are given advice on how to ventilate their home, clean the spots will bleach, paint the ceilings with gloss paint.
While I agree that proper ventilation does count, I am suggesting that Housing Executive and housing associations should be looking at the other underlying issue that may be causing the problems such as getting a roofer to carrying out an inspection of the tar felt under the eves which ultimately can be a cause of damp.