With UK homes becoming more airtight and energy conscious, ventilation becomes a vital part of the health of your home. Energy efficient improvements, such as double glazing and insulation can cause poor indoor air quality. As the humidity increases and the air has nowhere to escape, it becomes stale and damp, which could eventually cause, condensation, mould and irreversible costly damage.
Luckily, there are many home ventilation solutions, ranging from simple trickle vents, extractor fans, up to whole house ventilation systems like mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.
With over 30 years’ experience in solving condensation and mould problems across the UK, we are the experts when it comes to identifying damp problems and understanding whether the issues are due to condensation and excess moisture in the home.
During a free home survey, our local ventilation expert will identify the issue, and make recommendations for a permanent solution. Our ventilation systems come with long-term warranties and are fitted by Which? Approved qualified engineers.Arrange a Free Home Survey Today
Drying clothes, using a tumble dryer, showering, bathing, cooking and even breathing can create condensation. However, all of these everyday factors are impossible to escape, so our homes need proper ventilation to be equipped to handle them.
The right ventilation solution, expertly installed, won’t give condensation the chance to form by introducing fresh clean air and allowing warm moisture-heavy air to escape outside.
The air inside our homes can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors. The majority of people recognise the health concerns around outdoor air pollution, but few people consider the potential dangers around the exposure to poor indoor air quality despite it having the same negative health effects.
The effects of this poor air quality can lead to a number of ailments such as headaches, fatigue and respiratory illnesses. Even more harrowing, the World Health Organisation has recently published that the air we breathe in has become polluted with a mixture of cancer causing substances with 6 million people dying annually from exposure to indoor air and outdoor air pollution.
There are serious health risks that come from indoor pollution and these can come from unlikely sources. Air fresheners and cleaning products for example, although they give the impression they are improving the indoor atmosphere, too much exposure and they can actually lead to respiratory problems.
Poor indoor air quality can cause condensation, and if left unchecked, condensation can cause damp and mould problems that could give you a runny nose, sore throat or a cough.
Rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma and even serious respiratory issues are also linked to condensation.
Unseen mould growth behind wall linings and external cladding can be a health risk to occupants, especially the young or elderly. Detection and rectification can be difficult as well as costly due to the unseen nature of this problem.
One of our local experts will contact you to learn more about your damp problems, offer free expert advice and make recommendations for a permanent solution.
During the free survey we will assess any condensation, damp or mould problems in your property, take readings of the relative humidity levels, identify any underlying problems and make recommendations for a permanent solution.
Moisture in your home will find a cold surface, like a wall or window. When warm air collides with cold surfaces, or when there's too much humidity in your home, condensation occurs.
Warm air is unable to hold the same amount of moisture and the water is released onto the colder surface, creating tiny droplets of water to appear, which is more commonly referred to as condensation.
Adequate ventilation ensures that the air inside your home changes frequently enough to avoid it getting stale.
All of our ventilation systems ensure quiet running so once installed you can forget about them working away in the background.
Benefits to installing an extractor fan or a whole house (PIV) ventilation unit:
One of our local experts will contact you to learn more about your problems, offer free expert advice and make recommendations for a permanent solution.
During the free survey we will
Watch our short video to understand how adequate ventilation stops and prevents condensation and mould issues in your home.
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