What is Condensation Damp?
Condensation in buildings has risen from a level of comparative insignificance to become a major domestic problem. This can be attributed to changes in design of living accommodation and in the lifestyle of occupants. A major factor in recent years is changes to building design and a growing awareness of the need to conserve energy resulting in more wide spread use of double glazing, better draft exclusion etc.
Condensation, as the name suggests, is water which is condensed from warm moist air on contact with a cold surface.
Problems caused by condensation
Running water on windows and walls is perhaps the most immediate indication of a condensation problem, if ignored this can lead to deterioration in the decorative condition of the property, examples are:
Condensation damp has also been reported to cause health implications such as respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. Damp and mould can also affect the immune system. Further information on the affects to health caused by Damp and mould can be found on the NHS website