Condensation and Mould
Condensation is the water produced when warm moist air, vapour or steam comes into contact with any cold surface such as windows, walls or floors. It can damage clothes, bedding, floor coverings and decorations. It can also cause mould to grow on windows, doors, walls, ceilings and floors. If you feel you need someone to visit your home to take a look at the problem please contact us and we will arrange a visit.
How can I reduce condensation?
You can reduce condensation by following a few simple tips:
- Always keep your rooms warm and properly ventilated and leave trickle vents open in upvc windows
- If you use a paraffin heater or flueless gas heater i.e. calor gas burner, leave the window open a little (every gallon of paraffin burnt produces ten pints of water)
- When bathing or washing and drying clothes, keep the door shut and open a window
- When cooking keep the kitchen door shut and the window open
- In cold weather keep some heating on low all of the time
What do I do if I have condensation?
- Mop up any moisture with a cloth
- Heat the room
- Open the window a little and shut the door
What do I do if I have mould growth in the property?
If your property suffers from condensation, it is possible the mould growth is also present.
Mould will grow on walls and ceilings irrespective of whether they have been painted or wall papered.
Fungicidal paints have been developed which greatly reduce and often prevent unsightly mould growth occurring. These paints are special products manufactured to stop mould growth on walls and ceilings.