Every winter thousands of homes across the UK suffer from condensation. Many of the properties are badly affected and experience widespread dampness, which often leads to persistent mould growth. Condensation is less common in properties built in the mid 1980’s, however condensation can occur even in the best designed and maintained buildings. In the refurbishment of older properties there are a number of remedial measures that can be taken to overcome this persistent problem.
Certain remedies lie in the hands of the householder, the effects of condensation can be greatly reduced by adopting a change in our daily lifestyle. Every day the average household produces between 10 and 20 litres of moisture: this is caused from daily occurrences such as breathing, bathing, cooking, washing and drying clothes. Condensation can be greatly reduced by simply opening windows more often, utilising suitable ventilation systems and heating the property sufficiently.