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Damp and Mould


Useful information for landlords and tenants about the cause, identification and control of mould and condensation.

Condensation

Moisture is always in the air, even if you cannot see it. When air cools it can no longer hold all the moisture causing small drops of water appear - this is condensation. Condensation is most regularly seen in your breath on cold days or when the mirror mists when having a bath. Condensation occurs mainly during cold weather, whether it is raining or dry but does not leave a ‘tidemark’, and appears in places where there is little movement of air. Corners, on or near windows, in or behind wardrobes and cupboards are the most common places.

Produce Less Moisture

Some everyday activities produce a lot of moisture very quickly, and careful management of this can greatly improve your condensation and mould levels.

Cooking: Covering pans will help reduce the amount of moisture in the air. Paraffin and portable flueless bottled-gas heaters: These heaters put a large amount of moisture into the air. If you find that you are having a problem with condensation then try to find alternative means of heating.

Washing clothes: Try to put washing outdoors to dry if you can, or in the bathroom with the door closed and the window open. It can help to fit a fan that can be switched to run continuously for clothes drying. If you have a tumble dryer, make sure you vent it to the outside.

Professional Help

Occasionally the containment of your damp and mould problems may become beyond your reach. We can recommend a local company to help solve your damp and mould issues and ensure it doesn’t continue and seriously affect your health.
Prokil have over 45 years of experience in the industry and all work is backed up by their 20 year guarantee.



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