One of the most common causes of dampness in the home is ‘CONDENSATION’. Moisture is always present in the air, even if it cannot be seen. Cooking, Heating, Showering and washing and drying clothes further elevate moisture levels in homes.
It is widely recognised that 80% of all damp found in the home is down to ‘CONDENSATION’
Examples of condensation include times when you see your breath in cold weather, dew in the bathroom when mirrors and the cold tap ‘steam up’. In the home condensation is most noticeable on cold mornings, often seen on windows.
The presence of CONDENSATION is often first indicated by the development of MOULD on walls, ceilings, and even furniture, clothing and other fabrics.
What Causes Condensation?
Condensation affects almost every home to some degree, it develops as a result of modern living practices like washing and cooking ,* NOT THAT WE DID’NT WASH OR COOK IN YESTERYEARS* inadequate heating and bad insulation due to economic pressure: and changes in building design that mean old draughts that kept a home well ventilated have all been sealed up.
The most common and ugly result of condensation is easy to spot. Black Mould, which takes the form of powdery, sooty black blotches and dusting over walls, ceilings and is often seen around windows, on outside walls or in corners where condensation provides moisture for it to grow