Condensation is a very serious building problem. Ingredients for this type of dampness are lack of adequate ventilation, creation of water vapour within the property and inadequate space heating. The warmer the air becomes, the more water vapour it can ‘hold’. When air cools down due to reduction in heating or seasonal factors it can hold less moisture thus causing water droplets to condense on cold surfaces. This source of moisture can attract fungal spores floating in air currents. Black or gray mould can form. This is unsightly, ruins decorations and creates a feeling of damp and squalor.
Any type of fungal spore has the propensity to affect health if present in great enough numbers. Toxic mould requires specialist treatment.
Adequate heating, ventilation, and control of moisture creation can prevent both types in the first place.
However with home occupiers out at work and reluctance to leave windows open, ventilation becomes inadequate. The drying of clothes on radiators can also create high levels of moisture.
e fit specialist positive ventilation units which control and potentially eliminate condensation by introducing more air into the property thus forcing out damp stale moist air.