Condensation

Lifestyle - Living, breathing, cooking, washing, showering, drying clothes on radiators, un-vented tumble driers, etc. all add to the levels of humidity in a dwelling. An average family of four creates over 100 pints of moisture every week! Any moisture that is now in the property cannot escape and without adequate ventilation, more moisture is being added at an increasingly alarming rate every day!

Humidity, or more exactly Relative Humidity (RH), is expressed as a percentage with the maximum 100% reading .Whilst there is no universally perfect humidity level, a reading in the region 50% is normally acceptable. At readings of 60%, and above, condensation is almost certain to form, especially in the winter period when there are lower external temperatures.

Condensation is a common problem in new and old properties. The mould will typically appear on the inside of external walls, around windows, behind furniture, on ceilings and on clothes in wardrobes and drawers. Mould growths are all indicators of a condensation problem. This may be due to low or high amounts of insulation, poorly heated and/or ventilated properties.  Black mould is toxic. It can create serious health problems and allergic reactions.

The presence of mould is often mistaken for rising damp. Moisture from rising damp has a high level of salt and minerals. Mould cannot form on these surfaces. 

We will conduct a free in depth survey of the property which will provide recommendations to cure condensation and mould problems.