Condensation

Condensation has become a major issue across the UK. Wykamol Group have a unique range of whole house and room ventilators which have become the industry standard in treating problems of condensation in homes. Energy efficient, quiet and highly effective, products such as Homevent really solve the issue of condensation and remove the associated health problems.

Condensation...its causes and effects.

Water is deposited on the cooler surfaces in a building, particularly in winter. The first indication is usually black mould growth in the worst affected areas. This growth is characteristic of condensation because mould needs pure water for its growth and development. In severe cases the amount of water may be great causing pools of water on the floor, windowsills or on clothing and furniture.

Householders often find it difficult to believe that such severe damp problems can be caused by condensation alone. Often they believe there must be some sort of building defect which is usually not the case.

Often the condensation can occur at low levels where the surface of the wall is coolest, starting in a corner and then spreading along the length of the wall. This may appear to be rising damp and can easily be confused. Wykamol’s Approved Contractor network can expertly identify the type and source of your damp problem to ensure the right remedial treatment is specified.

Why has condensation become such a common cause of damp?

If the water vapour in the air of a home can escape somewhere, condensation would never occur. When homes were draughtier and open fires common, damp air would mainly escape up the chimney. Houses are now significantly better insulated hence the moisture has nowhere to go and condensation problems have grown significantly.

Mould growth

Mould growth is a typical consequence of condensation problems in a home. Moulds are often most severe in room corners and on external walls. This is mainly because insufficient ventilation creates pockets of stagnant air in such corners.

To complement our anti-condensation products, Wykamol Group also sell a complete range of survey equipment to ensure correct diagnosis of the problems to ensure the correct treatment is specified. Wykamol can provide you with all your needs for anti-condensation treatments.

Page updated 16th Jul 2014, 16:45
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