Condensation is very common in many households and can affect not only old buildings but brand new ones too if not managed correctly. As well as being extremely unsightly this form of damp in the home can be a health risk, especially for sufferers of asthma and similar breathing difficulties.
What is condensation?
Condensation occurs when the build-up of moist warm air in the home comes into contact with a cooler surface. The modern day household and living style creates a lot of moisture in the air through many means such as cooking, showering, drying washing and even breathing.
In poorly ventilated homes this moisture has nowhere to escape leading it to condense on cooler surfaces such as windows, walls, door handles and in extreme cases sub floors and cavities.
What are the signs of a condensation problem?
If left untreated a poorly ventilated and insulated home can quickly develop a condensation problem. You may notice small droplets of water appearing on windows and walls especially in winter months. Black mould can begin to grow and spread to all affected areas around window seals, tile grouting, skirting boards, ceilings and walls.
Our solution to condensation dampness?
The first step we take in eradicating condensation from the home is to increase the air-flow and ventilation in the building, we do this by installing passive ventilation points throughout the home at specific points.
Our team will then make checks to ensure the property is insulated to a satisfactory level, if not we wall install the required products for the property such as thermal insulation, thermal plaster boarding, or one of our specialist membranes.
Other factors which should be taken into consideration are:
- Window seals
- Door seals
- Inadequate heating
Book a free survey with our expert team of surveyors to ensure your home is not at risk of condensation dampness.