With temperatures dropping, many homes will experience condensation. Properly addressing condensation is vital, as it can lead to damp, which, in turn, can cause mould to thrive. An important first step is learning to tell these issues apart, as it’s essential for effectively tackling them:
- Condensation occurs when warm, moist air meets a cold surface. It’s the water droplets often seen on most windows and walls.
- Damp is moisture that seeps into walls, floors, or ceilings due to leaks, poor airflow, or changing temperatures. Signs include wet patches and peeling wallpaper.
- Mould is a type of fungus that grows in damp conditions. It appears in the form of black or green stains and has a musty smell.
If you're struggling with condensation, damp, or mould, here are some key tips in stopping them:
- Condensation: Use dehumidifiers and regularly clean walls and windows.
- Damp: Keep rooms warm at all times and fix any leaks right away. If you have an ongoing leak that you need help with, contact us.
- Mould: Contact us and we can arrange a survey of your home.
If you're worried about damp or mould being a larger concern in your home, contact us right away. We'll request additional details and photographs to get a better idea of your situation.
Should we need to investigate further, we'll coordinate a visit from a surveyor. By understanding these issues, we can all strive for a dry, healthy, and comfortable home environment.