Condensation & Mould

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.

Mould On 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.

If you suspect you have Condensation and / or Mould issues, you can book a professionally qualified C.S.S.W | C.S.R.T surveyor through our contact page.

Property Care Association – (PCA)

Toner Damp proofing puts customer care at the heart of it’s business and adheres to offer the highest standards for our customers. Toner Damp Proofing Ltd are full member’s of the Property Care Association, (PCA), which is the trade body for Northern Ireland and the UK, The PCA works tirelessly to ensure the highest standards of professionalism for those specialising in damp proofing, timber preservation, structural waterproofing and structural maintenance.

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