What Is Condensation
Almost all properties around the UK have some sort of condensation present in their homes. As the most common cause of excessive moisture & black mould in buildings, it can be a serious cause of water damage.
Thankfully, there are treatments for condensation that homeowners are using to deal with it. These treatments vary and can assist with any level of severity.
Why Is Condensation A Problem?
Condensation can be caused by a number of things in your home, from boiling the kettle to just breathing. Simply caused by the level of moisture in the air, generated by everyday living. Generally, the warmer the atmosphere, the more moisture is apparent. This is why moisture is in abundance in warmer, humid climates.
High levels of moisture can result in you living in an unhealthy environment. As moisture can cause black mould to grow, it can be detrimental to your health. Not only that but it can cause your wallpaper and decorations to peel off of the wall, creating repair bills in the future. As well as this, you can often be left with a musty smell in the air and damaged fabrics as a product of excessive moisture in the air.
As experienced engineers that deal with condensations daily, we have seen some very severe cases where excessive condensation has even caused permanent damage to the plaster and timber of a property.
High levels of moisture and the result, condensation, are largely due to some standards of living we take for granted such as double glazing, insulation, and draught proofing. These all help to retain heat in your home and can result in buildings suffering from poor air ventilation and therefore trapped moisture.
What Causes Condensation In The Home
If you suspect your property has a condensation problem, find out more about what the root causes might be.
What Are The Common Signs Of Condensation
If you believe your property may have a condensation problem, it is best to contact us so we can arrange a visit and assess the condition. Below we have mentioned some of the most common root causes we come across.
- Water collecting on the inside of windows or on the windowsill
- Water collecting on non-absorbent surfaces like tiles
- Black mould growth on walls and skirting
- Rotting and peeling of wallpaper
- Mould growing on clothes and other fabrics
- A strong damp or musty smell
Most commonly, condensation is visible around windows, specifically double glazing.
How To Solve A Condensation Issue
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that a home in the UK won’t suffer with condensation issues, at some point. This is most due to the fact we tend to keep our windows shut, especially in colder weather.
Skilled At Condensation Control
Our experienced engineers are able to assess the damage caused in your home by condensation. If you are a homeowner in exeter, Newton Abbot, Taunton or the surrounding areas, then get in touch with our expert team.