What Is Condensation
Condensation happens in almost every property around UK, but it is also a vastly underestimated cause of water damage, and most certainly the most common cause of excess moisture and black mould in buildings. Luckily for us homeowners, there are various condensation treatments that can deal with the problem no matter how severe it gets.
Why Is Condensation A Problem?
From breathing to just boiling the kettle, condensation issues are simply caused by the moisture caused by everyday living. Moisture is abundant in the warm atmosphere of your property, but when the property cools down this moisture will condense and settle on cool surfaces. Without regular ventilation, condensation often results in unhealthy living conditions with black mould growth, peeling decorations, damage to fabrics and unpleasant musty damp smells occurring within a property. At its most severe, condensation can even result in permanent damage to plaster and timber.
Ironically, condensation problems are largely the result of improved standards of living. Insulation, double glazing and draught proofing all give the benefit of better heat retention, but they can sometimes result in properties suffering from a lack of air ventilation and 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
The common signs of condensation include:
- 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
Condensation problems in the home can affect any part of a property but the places it is most commonly noticed are around windows, particularly those with double glazing.
How To Solve A Condensation Issue
It is unlikely that a home in the UK will never suffer from condensation as most of us do not want to keep our windows open particularly when it is cold outside. If you have a condensation problem, talk to Orchard Preservations today.
Skilled At Condensation Control
Orchard Preservations works throughout the South West, including areas such as Exeter, Chard, Newton Abbot, Dorset, Axminster and Taunton. For over 20 years we have specialised in preservation for your home and business, including offering reliable condensation solutions. We use tried and tested methods, advanced equipment, and skilled teams to provide a long-lasting result for you.