Condensation control

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 Condensation Controlbecomes, 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.

Some types of mould are toxic. Some laboratories can identify the presence of toxic mould and advise further.

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.

About

Having served 16 years in the army Colin re-educated during the early 1990’s including two years at the Camborne School of Mines reading Mineral Surveying and Resource Management achieving a first class Diploma (Dip CSM). This allowed direct entry to the second year at The University of the West of England, Bristol reading Valuation and Estate Management. Training and experience was gained with Exeter City Council Estates Department and Sheperds Chartered Surveyors qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2003. Colin set-up the company in May 2009 and covers the complete range of services.

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