Condensation is a very common problem in properties of all sizes, ages and conditions. It makes for an unpleasant, unsightly and unhealthy environment and it is important to deal with any suspected condensation fast. One quick, specialist survey from the experts at London Damp Specialist can immediately diagnose and determine condensation and provide you with an effective eradication plan.
Condensation usually occurs in winter months as warm air inside a building encounters cold surfaces such as walls or windows. It is quite normal for an occupied building to hold water vapour in its warm air from everyday life: bathing, cooking, drying laundry and, of course, breathing. But once any heating source is removed, the inside warm air rapidly reduces in temperature leaving droplets or residue on surfaces with no means of evaporation. Over time, this moisture will penetrate fabrics, plaster and woodwork, eventually manifesting itself in the telltale damp smell, black mould around windows and mould on walls and skirting boards.
There are methods of managing condensation: increasing ventilation, keeping doors closed in areas of high humidity, not using LPG portable gas heaters and introducing a movable household dehumidifier. While these behaviours may see a reduction on the effects of condensation, they are not treating the problem or preventing further damage to your home or family’s health.
London Damp Specialist can rapidly analyse and assess your condensation problem, pinpoint the cause and then suggest ways of eradicating it and leaving your property safe and dry. This may include:
- Sealing the room and running a dehumidifier for a recommended time;
- Measuring air humidity and temperature with humiditect cards, meters and other instruments.
- Once condensation (rather than damp) is confirmed, we may recommend installing a condensation control unit, such as one of these Nuaire ventilation solutions, which will operate cheaply, quickly and highly effectively out of sight in your property, drawing out vapour-filled air and replacing it with modified air.
These Nuaire positive input ventilation systems will get rid of all toxic black mould and air induced dampness in your property. Call us for more information and to find out which unit would be most suitable for you.
The Nuaire Drimaster is ideal for two and three story homes with lofts, offering low-cost ventilation to the whole property with the option of additional heating.
Nuaire Drimaster 365
The Nuaire Drimaster 365 brings cost-effective whole home ventilation with intelligent heat recovery all year round – the cold air entering your property is efficiently turned into warmer air. This unique, low energy ventilation system to keep your property condensation free and at the optimum temperature, 365 days a year.
For the complete removal of condensation dampness as well as allergens and pollutants from the home. This low-energy ventilation system offers a low-cost, whole home ventilation with optional additional heating, ideal for homes without lofts.
If you suspect condensation in your property, do call London Damp Specialist today on 0800 0148 023. We will identify the cause and show you a way to safeguard your home and family’s health against this all-too-common problem. All our work will be carried out professionally and quickly, and with minimum disruption and maximum effect, leaving you with a damp-free property and peace of mind with our 30-year watertight guarantee.