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What is condensation and why does it occur?

Everyone will be familiar with condensation. You know those little droplets of water that form on the inside of your windows? Well, there you have condensation. It can occur on the windows of all rooms in your house, but why does it happen? The main reason relates to the different temperatures inside and outside the building as well as fluctuations in the moisture content of the air inside the property. Water vapour sources inside that can contribute to condensation include cooking, showering or taking a bath and (unfortunately) breathing.

Condensation is a major cause of damp problems so it is important to keep it in check. You may find that if your building has not got adequately insulated walls and/or suffers from poor ventilation you will be more prone to having a condensation problem.

Why is condensation a problem?

You may ask, what is the issue with a bit of damp on the inside of the windows? Well, unfortunately it can be a big problem as it increases the relative humidity of the air in a given room, which in itself leads to damp elsewhere (in wardrobes for instance) and is the single biggest causal factor of mould inside homes.

How to prevent condensation

There are many things that you can do to help prevent condensation from leading to damp problems. One of the most important is good ventilation inside the property. Take special care to ventilate after cooking, showering or bathing and in the morning after you wake up open the window in your bedroom for an hour if you can.

Solutions to condensation damp

If condensation has led to mould or damp issues you need to get a no-obligation survey done in order to assess the extent of the issue and get advice as to the appropriate course of action.

Arrange a Condensation Survey

If you are in Yorkshire or the surrounding areas Damp 2 Dry will be delighted to help. The first step is to arrange an appointment here so that one of our expert surveyors can come and assess any damage and pinpoint the right remedial action. If you would like to talk to someone on the phone, our dedicated team are on hand to answer your questions.

Phone us on 01226 419027 or 07411 947324 or email us at info@damp2dry.co.uk

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Posted on Feb 28, 2020.

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