Do I Have A Condensation Problem?
Many homes in the UK experience condensation problems and the signs are normally easy to spot. If not caught and treated quickly, things can progress into larger issues for your home. Orchard Preservations provides an excellent service for those in and around Exeter, so if you’re in need of expert advice, be sure to call us today on 01395 233436. Our team will be happy to help in any way they can.
Can You Stop Condensation on Walls & Ceilings?
To stop condensation from occurring in your home, ventilation is your best friend! Window and internal vents are a great way to ensure there is a constant flow of fresh air and they require little to no effort to manage. Ventilation tiles are also a great option, as well as air bricks, and are also low maintenance options for peace of mind. Having ventilation built into your home really reduces the chances of unwanted issues.
Does Condensation Lead To Rot?
When condensation isn’t treated properly, it can lead to a range of issues. The first thing that would be noticeable is mould and damp forming in your home. You can sometimes identify damp by a smell as well as seeing it, although it doesn’t always show up clearly under wallpapered walls.
If mould and damp isn’t cured, rot and fungi can start to grow in the timber of your home which could then lead to replacements needing to be made to the structure of your home. If this goes unnoticed, you could find yourself with some nasty surprises such as holes in your roof or walls falling. This is of course in extreme cases but shouldn’t be ruled out!
Tips For Minimising Condensation
There are a few tips to help minimise condensation in your home. Simple things like making sure your extractor fan is on when you’re cooking or having a shower will ensure steam is being properly ventilated. Also, when cooking, it may sound silly but ensuring lids are on pots can reduce steam build up in the kitchen which in turn helps you out in the long run.
Airing your home out is also a good way to ensure fresh air is passing through your home. It is also a good way to keep smells from gathering and infiltrating your furniture or carpets. Having a few windows open throughout the day can make a huge difference, just remember to close them at night! For the colder months of the year, it may be wise to invest in a dehumidifier to act as your natural ventilation.
Condensation Treatment Quotes
Come to Orchard Preservations for condensation treatment quotes on our competitively priced services. We have an amazing team of people who have had many years in the industry and will be happy to help in any way they can. Give us a call today on 01395 233436 if you have any questions or would like to find out more about the services we offer.