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  • Condensation



    Condensation (high humidity) is one of the most common forms of damp in buildings. You'll know you have an issue when you wake up in the morning and the windows are wet on the inside and there may even be small puddles of water on the windowsill, or black mould starts to appear on the walls or ceilings – quite often this is accompanied by a slightly unpleasant, musty smell.

    But the good news is, it’s relatively easy and economical to treat. You just need to find the correct balance of heating and ventilation for a particular room or building.



    The air we breathe holds tiny amounts of water vapour, according to its temperature. When air that is warm and moist becomes cooled by a cold surface – such as a window or external wall – it can no longer hold the same amount of water vapour. Once this happens the airborne moisture turns to droplets of water and starts to collect on the cold surface, as condensation.

    Every home contains condensation. It’s quite normal to find your bedroom windows are misted after a cold night. Around a pint of moisture is produced per person living in your house each day. Caused by things like taking a bath or shower, cooking meals or drying clothes indoors.

    Condensation is usually worse during the winter months and can cause black mould on your walls, ceilings and other surfaces.



    It's important to identify the problem as condensation. If you mistake it for rising  or penetrating damp – which happens quite often – you could waste several thousand pounds installing a damp proofing system and still experience condensation the following winter.

    Our fully qualified surveyors use specialist equipment to diagnose condensation and high humidity. Offering impartial advice they help solve condensation problems for home owners, landlords, letting agents and housing associations.

    Please feel free toContact us today for honest, impartial advice about how to identify damp and treating condensation.

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     Some people panic and book a free survey. But every property has a degree of damp that can be picked up by a moisture meter. It's important to pinpoint the type of damp you're dealing with first. A specialist damp survey will do this for you – and it could save you time and money in the long run.



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