Condensation & Mould Eradication
What is Condensation?
There is always some moisture in the air, even if you cannot see it. If the air gets colder it cannot hold all the moisture and tiny drops of water appear. This is condensation. You will also notice condensation when you see your breath on a cold day, or when the mirror mists over when you have a bath.
Kitchens and bathrooms are often primary sources of atmospheric water. Moisture is released into the air through normal daily activities such as washing, cooking, drying clothes, showering and bathing. This can occur commonly on windows or external walls, or cold surfaces within the fabric of the property. Look for condensation in corners, on or near windows, in or behind wardrobes and cupboards. It often forms on north-facing walls.
The problems of condensation can lead to staining and mould growth, damaging wallpaper, wall surfaces, window frames, furniture, and clothing. The development of mould growth is the most tell-tale sign that is frequently associated with condensation. The appearance of the mould may be black, white, yellow or green in colour, depending on the specific type of mould and the surface which it grows on. Black spot mould (Aspergillus niger or Cladosporium spp), for example, forms pyramid profiles in wall corners and at wall/floor or wall ceiling margins as a consequence of condensation.