Condensation Advice

Advice on condensation issues

 Condensation is by far the most common cause of dampness in buildings today, probably accounting for most of dampness problems reported. It affects both old and new properties, but appears to be a significant problem where the building has been modernised. At Premier Heritage we are finding more and more misdiagnosis of dampness problems in the winter months being attributed to rising damp rather than condensation. Of course, after such misdiagnoses, the installation of a damp-proof course and replastering has no effect and the problem just returns the following winter.

Condensation advice from condensation specialists

Condensation advice from condensation specialists

 

Therefore, it is essential that dampness problems are correctly diagnosed. Condensation is associated with mould growth, and it is this that gives an idea of the potential scale of the problem. In many cases the mould and its spores (‘seeds’) give rise to complaints about health, and cause the ‘musty’ odour frequently associated with a damp house.

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