From boiling the kettle, cooking on the hob, to drying your clothes indoors, condensation is simply the moisture caused by everyday living. Moisture is abundant in the warm atmosphere of your property, but when the property cools down this moisture will condense and settle on cool surfaces.
Condensation is an extremely underestimated cause of damage to fixtures and fittings in your home, and is almost certainly the most common form of dampness found in buildings.
Condensation usually occurs in the winter months when properties are not aired properly due to it being cold outside. Condensation can destroy plasterwork, window frames, window sills, skirting boards and interior walls.
Condensation in the home occurs when warm air comes into contact with a cool surface. This process is very apparent when central heating is used in combination with single glazed windows in winter.
Condensation in properties can cause:
- Mould growth
- Musty smell
- Wood rot
- Weakening of mortar and masonry walls
- Health issues
To help prevent condensation you need to:
- Open the windows
- Ventilate the property
- Heat the property
- Use humidifiers
- Use air conditioning or ventilation systems that can remove moisture from the air and circulate the air throughout a building
- Turn on extractor fans
- Cover pots and pans whilst cooking
- Dry clothes outside and not indoors
Our knowledgeable team here at London Damp Proofing Ltd will help and advise you on what needs to be done to keep your home free from condensation. With many years in the dampproofing industry, we have the expertise to share with you, ways that will make your home more comfortable and save you money in the long run.
We offer free home visits, free no obligation quotations, cover the whole of London and surrounding areas and are fully insured. Call us today on either our Outer London number 0208 226 6330 or Inner London 0207 593 8030.