C is for condensation and M is for mould

C is for condensation and M is for mould08/11/2013

Waking up to streaming windows is depressing, especially when it’s wet outside. It makes curtains and blinds feel all cold and damp, in some instances they may actually be wet from the condensation, it all adds to the misery of a cold dismal morning.

The misery of mould

Persistent condensation can lead to black mould forming around the window frame, on the curtain or blind, and on walls, doors and in corners of rooms. Black mould is unsightly, you can wipe it, you can spray it with various removal remedies but unless you deal with the ‘root cause’ 9 times out of 10 it will be back!

A recognised allergen

Living with condensation and mould may sound like not such a big deal but overtime it can really get you down. What’s more, black mould can also cause health problems such as headaches, nausea and lethargy. Mould is a recognised allergen and irritant which means it can also be a trigger for respiratory complaints.

Poor ventilation

Condensation is usually caused by poor ventilation, it may be that your home has had a few improvements to make it as energy efficient as possible in order to save money and fuel. This could include:

  • Double glazing
  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation

Whilst the above are good steps to help keep you warm and toasty without wasting energy, these measures effectively ‘seal up’ your home and therefore prohibit the path of natural ventilation. By reintroducing ventilation into your home you will eliminate condensation, prevent black mould and improve your indoor air quality – thus creating a healthy home.

An innovative solution

EnviroVent’s range of Mr Venty condensation control units offer an energy efficient solution to the problems associated with poor ventilation. The units gently ventilate using a method called Positive Input Ventilation.

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