If your home is suffering from excessive condensation, on walls, windows and flat surfaces, it’s really not a good sign, plus it can affect your health too.
Having condensation appear on internal walls is often a problem when the colder months arrive in Autumn and the walls of the house are much colder than the interior of the property.
This is because the moisture content in the air inside the house cannot physically travel through the walls and when what is known as the “dew point” is reached, the liquid in the air inside your home condenses and forms water.
Condensation, and the damp mould that goes with it, blights many homes across the UK and if you are not adept at controlling the humidity in your home, or if you do not have a breathable exterior coating fitted to the outside, then the appearance of black mould is inevitable, which can cause some pretty serious problems.
What can happen if my home suffers from humidity, damp or condensation?
If this is happening in your house now, and mould is starting to appear, along with awful smells associated with it, then your home can actually LOWER in value as a result, in fact many people won’t even consider buying a house with damp, and some mortgage companies will refuse to lend against the dwelling unless the damp is cured, especially if it is the worse black spot mould.
Health problems can also become an issue as the mould starts to take hold, and grows, by releasing toxic mould spores into the air, to germinate against other areas of the cold walls.
These spores can be lethal and can cause many breathing problems such as asthma.
Mould removal is costly, so prevention is best.
The only way to stop this for good is to have some form of insulation to the exterior of the house.
This can be external insulation, for solid walls without a cavity, or a spray applied exterior wall covering.
If your house has mould on the walls, you need to take action sooner rather than later.
Initially, increase the ventilation around where the mould is occurring, and consider renting a dehumidifier, to get rid of some of the moisture internally.
Bear in mind having damp is almost solely attributed to having exterior walls in poor condition.
Wall coatings cure condensation!
Treat the worst of the internal mould first with a special mould remover solution available from your local DIY store. remember this is only a stop gap, because as long as the house has cold walls, the damp and condensation will carry on appearing.
Try not to dry clothes on radiators as this releases more damp into the air.
The solution to damp homes is an exterior wall coating.
A house with condensation often has a high water content in its walls because of poor exterior maintenance, allowing water to sit inside the wall. When it gets cold, the water freezes, making your walls even colder, and causing more damp inside.
There are other structural effects too, because as the water freezes, it expands and cracks the walls, letting in even more water, making the problem worse and worse, and costing you more money.
Our textured masonry coating service includes a full repair of the walls, so all defects are sorted. We then spray apply a waterproof yet breathable paint film to the house, which stops damp and condensation and also looks great!
Your home will be free of damp, the humidity inside will be much lower and you will not have condensation inside again, plus the added benefit is that you will also not have to repaint for 20 years.
Call us now for more information on (0800) 970 4928