Condensation Problems

Finding condensation in your home is a common problem for many homeowners across the UK. Whether it is a period property or new home, condensation affects all of us.

Many of us wake up to streaming windows, especially in the winter and this is usually the first signs of condensation problems. It is one of the most troublesome, recurring problems that we have to deal with and its presence can have a debilitating effect on the occupiers of the dwelling.

If condensation occurs over a prolonged period of time, other signs will start to appear such as damp patches on walls, peeling wallpaper and ultimately black mould growth. As properties become increasingly energy conscious, we have looked for ways to save energy in our homes through insulation, draft proofing, double glazing and blocking off chimneys, all of which has increased the humidity within indoor air.


Common signs of condensation:

  • Streaming windows

  • Damp patches on walls, especially behind furniture and in corners

  • Wallpaper can start to peel off

  • Blackened window frames

  • Mould growth, usually black mould, starts to appear

  • Soft furnishings and fabrics become prone to mould and mildew

In addition to improving the health of the homeowners who live in affected dwellings, the rewards for successfully solving condensation problem, or preventing these recurring problems are enormous - not only in maintenance costs but also in the freeing up of housing maintenance personnel who annually return to the same dwelling to deal with the same recurring problems.

So what is condensation?

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