When warm, moisture-filled air comes into contact with a cold window or wall, little droplets of water are formed. This process is called condensation, one of the most common types of damp found in UK homes. This form of damp can quickly turn result in mould growth so it’s important you begin condensation control when you first spot the warning signs.
Damp problems can escalate quickly, so if you’ve noticed a build-up of condensation or mould in your home, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced damp treatment team. Call today on 01202 739939 and our experts will find you a cost-effective condensation control solution.
Signs of Condensation
The cause of condensation is more often than not due to poor ventilation. When warm, damp air is generated from unavoidable tasks such as cooking, drying clothes and washing, it builds up inside our homes, clashes with cold surfaces and excess moisture, or damp, is formed. Fortunately, condensation problems are fairly easy to spot so keep a lookout for the following signs:
- Visible drops of water on walls or ceiling
- Steamy windows
- Damp patches walls
- Peeling wallpaper
- Mould growth
If you spot any of these signs, even if you are not sure if they are caused by damp, call our team on 01202 737739 right away.
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How to implement condensation control
As poor ventilation is the main cause of condensation, getting fresh air to circulate throughout all the rooms in your home will help the warm and moisture-rich air exit your property. Our damp experts have shared a few of their tips for effective condensation control:
- Regularly open the windows of every room, particularly your kitchen and bathroom
- Use extractor fans when cooking and showering
- Keep you heating on at a low level
- Cover your pots and pans when cooking to trap the steam
- If the problem is very bad or you have underground spaces with no windows, invest in a dehumidifier
Whilst these condensation control tips may seem like small changes, together they will help reduce the levels of damp in your home. If the problem persists, it is likely that your home has a larger, underlying ventilation problem that will need to be checked and fixed by a damp specialist.
Don't ignore the signs of damp!
It is crucial to get condensation under control as soon as possible because leaving damp to develop can lead to serious consequences such as mould growth, health issues and problems with the structure of your home. Our damp experts have years of experience dealing with condensation control, so you can trust them to find the right solution and get the problem sorted effectively and efficiently. Contact us on 01202 737739 today to learn more.