After many attempts of removing the smell and mold, I decided to bite the bullet and have all the ground floor torn up and replaced with damp proof flooring that will not allow any damp whatsoever to rise. I have chosen a well-known company who offer a water tight guarantee.
Prior to the work being done, I started to consider a revolutionary new type of heating for your home. Heat pumps consist of large sumps or holes dug under your home. These pipes and pumps harness the Earth's natural and infinite heat, whilst the pumps draw it up into your home. It is free and will never run out. It is always at the same temperature so your home will remain warm. I particularly like the fact that the heat pumps offer free heat and the word infinite means I never have to worry about burning wood, coal, gas or use large amounts of electricity from the local fossil fueled power station. I will be using Mother Nature's own product that is there for me to take without any negative consequences. I will have a neutral carbon foot print when it comes to my heat pump system.
The heat pump system is easy to have fitted and the rewards are felt as soon as it is completed. I have contacted the damp proofing company and they are more than happy to work alongside each other. In fact it seems we may have started the early stages of a collaboration of the two working closely together. It seems a marriage made in heaven, so to speak. My under floor heat pumps were fitted and the large pipes that will convey the free heat were looking rather large and out of place. I was assured they would all be hidden away, running alongside the walls just out of sight under the concrete off the floor. Small vents in the skirting boards would allow the heat to be dispersed all around the home.
My heat pump system is now fully functional, it is amazing at the flick of a switch I get free heat. Not only does it seem nice clean warmth throughout the house, there is no damp smell and everything seems fresh and clean.