Condensation is simply the moisture caused by everyday living. Moisture is absorbed into the warm atmosphere of your house and when the house cools down the moisture condenses on cool surfaces. The result is condensation, an extremely underestimated cause of damage to our homes and is almost certainly the most common form of dampness within a building. Thankfully, with everyday living, there are solutions to the problem through condensation treatments.
Why condensation is becoming a problem
Condensation is largely the result of improved standards of insulation, double glazing and draught proofing of properties that all give the benefit of better heat retention, but results in a lack of air ventilation, stale air and trapped moisture. Without regular ventilation, condensation often results in unhealthy living conditions with the possibility of unsightly black mould growth, peeling decorations, damage to clothing or fabrics and unpleasant musty damp smells within a property. In its severest form, a long term condensation problem can result in permanent damage to plaster work and timbers in the home.
Common signs of condensation
The common sign of condensation is water collecting on the inside of windows or on the window sill. It is generally noticeable where it forms on non-absorbent surfaces, i.e. windows or tiles, but it can form on any surface and it may not be noticed until black mould growth, rotting of material, peeling of decorations or damage to clothes occurs. This is also normally coupled with a strong musty smell.
Preventing condensation and treatment
It is unlikely that a home in the UK will never suffer from condensation as most of us do not want to keep our windows open particularly when it is cold outside. If you have a condensation problem, look at our condensation treatment solutions below and select the one that best suits your needs.
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Condensation treatment and advice from DIY products to low cost treatments and permanent fixes to a condensation problem
Wise condensation shop
Visit our Wise Condensation Shop for a variety of DIY condensation and anti mould products such as dehumidifiers, moisture absorbers and condensation mould kits.Wise condensation shop
How to prevent condensation
Find out how to prevent condensation by reading our condensation tips guide.
Air ventilation systems
For any bad condensation problems, our air ventilation systems may be the condensation treatment for you.Air ventilation systems
10 steps to stop condensation
Find out how to stop condensation in 10 steps, all of which are steps you can take yourself and won't cost you a penny!
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