Posted on
October 31st, 2014

Condensation Control

Condensation control

What is it?

Condensation is a term that we will all have heard, especially in the building industry. It is used to describe the change of gas to liquid, in many cases this will be steam to water. It often occurs in warm places, where extra moisture hangs in the air, and lands onto a cold surface. If you are cooking, showering or even making hot drinks, you will probably see tiny drops of condensation coming from the heat. Whether it’s a new or old, condensation can play havoc with the structure and appearance of a building as it is all down to the ventilation of the property.

Why is it a problem?

The problems occur when the produced water lands on surfaces like walls and windowsills. The build-up of the liquid, if occurring regularly, can cause damp and mould. There are many tell-tale signs to watch out for, including peeling wallpaper, black mould stains and an unusual, musty smell. These resulting conditions don’t just damage the building but can also cause serious health problems, especially for children, older people and those with asthma. Mould releases harmful spores which get inside your lungs when you breathe worsen existing or create completely new conditions.

What can I do?

If your business deals with this type of problem regularly then you will know how much easier it is to prevent, rather than treat. There are small steps that you can work into your daily routine to help prevent condensation turning into something worse. These are helpful pieces of advice which you may want to pass onto your clients, so that they can take the steps in preventing condensation-related problems.

Opening a Bathroom Window

Opening windows, especially after you have had a bath, shower or been cooking in the kitchen, will help to eliminate the excess water in the room. Ventilation is essential, and by doing this you can help to circulate fresh air around the room.

It’s also a good idea to wipe down any excess liquid, so that it isn’t given the chance to turn into a structure-ruining substance. This only takes a minute to do yet can save time and money for your clients and own business.

How can I fix it?

Damp is on the increase due to lifestyle issues, modern construction and a lack of ventilation. Wykamol have a range of treatments which can help to tackle the problems caused by damp and condensation. The Mould Eradication Kit is another great choice as it comes with an additive solution, which can be mixed with paint to help prevent the return of mould.

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