Condensation & Mould Solutions
Condensation & Mould is an increasing problem for homeowners, landlords and Housing associations in the UK and it can effect us all no matter what type of property we live in or how old the property may be.
Common signs such as steamed up streaming windows give an indication that there is a problem.
Effects of condensation
If condensation occurs over a prolonged period of time, other signs will start to appear such as damp patches on walls, peeling wallpaper and ultimately black mould growth! These issues can be unsightly and unhealthy.
So how can we identify when a problem may be present?
- Streaming/steamed up windows
- Damp patches on walls
- Wallpaper damage i.e. peeling and stained
- Blackened window frames
- Mould growth, usually black mould, starts to appearSoft furnishings and
- fabrics become prone to mould and mildew
Unfortunately the reason for condensation being so common is due to simplistic day to day activities within our homes, even down to just simply breathing! But the key is, does your home have sufficient ventilation?
Through the daily routine of showers, baths, boiling kettles, cooking, drying clothes and breathing we produce a significant amount of moisture per day and this moisture has to end up somewhere.
There are simple ways in which to reduce condensation within the home such as opening windows, not drying clothing indoors, using extractor fans , keeping inside temperature reasonably constant. Action can be taken towards the prevention of condensation but this must be kept under control and the key is good constant ventilation!
Our ventilation systems will combat most condensation problems by replacing moist humid air in the home with fresh air from outside the home.
Building regulations now call for more energy efficient, air tight houses, however these cause ventilation problems which in turn causes humid air and condensation, our “positive input” ventilation system addresses these issues.