We deal with that many enquiries for issues centred around condensation and black mould issues we thought we would write up our own, helpful guide towards preventing this problem.
When you research the word Condensation on Google you get pages and pages of local authority guides which are very generic and almost copy and paste documents. On the other hand, you can read a lot of articles that are science led and if you were struggling to understand why you were suffering from Condensation you will certainly not be any clearer from reading scientific based articles.
Condensation does have a seasonal aspect to it which coincides with the end of Autumn and the beginning of Spring. It only really occurs as a significant problem during the winter months and what we refer to as Condensation ‘season’.
The reason for this is because as temperatures fall outside we tend to close windows and doors which otherwise provide a natural change of air, getting rid of stale air and replacing with fresh air. As a consequence, the levels of internal humidity rise and on the indoor temperature falling sufficiently low enough, will lead to condensation forming on cold surfaces. It can get that bad you can see it running down walls.
This moisture is the food source for mould spores which in turn, breed to an extent black mould forms.
Those people with a chest infection, asthma sufferers can find themselves trouble by mould growth but it is not bad enough that it makes one become chesty or asthmatic if you are not affected by these health issues.
We hope you find our guide useful.
Click here to download our guide to solving condensation: Condensation Control