Condensation Damp Treatment
Condensation Treatment Specialists in London
What Is Condensation?
Condensation is a common issue in homes and buildings, occurring when warm, moisture-laden air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, leading to water droplets forming. To address this problem, condensation treatments play a crucial role. These treatments are designed to mitigate the effects of condensation by managing indoor humidity levels and improving ventilation. They help prevent the development of dampness, mould growth, and potential property damage. Whether through professional services or DIY measures, condensation treatments are essential in maintaining a healthy and comfortable living environment.
Condensation is simply moisture created by regular living, such as boiling water in a pot, cooking on the stove, or hanging clothes indoors to dry. Excess humidity is prevalent in the warm atmosphere of structures, but as the air inside the building becomes cooler, this moisture compresses and settles 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 and can destroy plasterwork, window frames, window sills, skirting boards and interior walls.
What causes condensation?
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
- Weakened masonry walls
- Health issues
How to help prevent condensation
There are many steps you can take yourself to help reduce condensation in your property:
To help prevent condensation in a home or business premises, you can try a combination of the following steps:
- 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
Professional Condensation Treatment
Our skilled experts at London Damp Proofing Ltd will assist you and advise you on what needs to be done to keep your home free from condensation. With many years in the damp proofing 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, and free no-obligation quotations, cover the whole of London and surrounding areas and are fully insured.