Is Condensation a problem in your home?
Are you tired of the following problems in your house?:
- Streaming Windows and Walls
- Mould Growth
- Peeling Wallpaper
- Musty Smells
Waking up to streaming windows and musty smells every morning is an unhappy reality for many people, especially in the colder months of the year. These are usually the first signs of a condensation problem and if left untreated, other signs will begin to appear such as, damp walls, peeling wallpaper and black mould growth which often migrates to leather footwear, furniture and textiles.
The presence of mould growth and the spores it releases can have a detrimental effect on your health especially if you suffer from breathing problems or asthma.
Healthiest Homes specialise in the removal of condensation dampness and thus the removal of the related symptoms by using energy efficient condensation control systems which reduce humidity and stop condensation occurring in your home.
Why does condensation occur?
Condensation occurs when the air in your property becomes saturated with moisture. When this air comes into contact with a colder surface, such as a window or external wall, it condenses into the droplets of water you see running down these surfaces, especially in the morning. These droplets will continue to form, even if you decide to use an, expensive to run, dehumidifier as this does not resolve the problem, just manages the symptoms.
Where does this moisture come from?
It is often thought that the moisture comes into the dwelling through the walls, often resulting in expensive, unnecessary damp proofing, which does not solve the problem. The moisture actually comes from us! The way we live produces excess moisture in our homes by cooking, boiling kettles and washing (approximately 100 pints of water per week is produced by a family of 4!).
Before homes were sealed with double glazing and loft insulation, the moisture used to escape through sash windows, minute cracks in the fabric of the building and up chimneys and would be replaced by fresher, drier air (draughts) however as this no longer happens the stale, humid air is trapped inside our homes making the problem progressively worse.