Damp and Mould

What Is Condensation and How Do You Prevent It?

Condensation is arguably the most common form of dampness and can eventually lead to the growth of black mould. It forms on internal surfaces when the temperature drops sufficiently below the temperature of moist air inside the property. Condensation can lead to an unsightly, musty property and more importantly, it can aggravate health problems.

How Do You Spot It?

  • Streaming windows and walls

  • Damp areas can appear on walls

  • Wallpaper can start to peel

  • Blackened window frames

  • Mould growth

  • Soft furnishings and fabrics become prone to mould and mildew

Tips on How to Reduce It

  • Try to keep the inside temperature reasonably constant for as much of the time as possible

  • Avoid drying clothes indoors

  • Do not dry clothes over any radiator

  • Ensure any tumble drier is properly vented or the condensate regularly emptied

  • Do not supplement your heating with paraffin/calor gas type heating

  • Keep furniture away from walls

  • Do not disable any extraction unit

 The Solution to Condensation and Mould

  • Positive Input Ventilation units are sophisticated ventilation and condensation control units that work by drawing in fresh, filtered and clean air from outside.

  • The units gently ventilate the home from a central position on a landing in a house or the central hallway in a flat or bungalow. Moisture laden air is diluted, displaced and replaced to reduce humidity levels.

  • This significantly reduces or eliminates surface condensation, the main cause of mould growth.

How To Contact Us

Telephone ~ 020 8547 5000

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Last Modified: 17/03/2020 14:57:19