Condensation in the property

Damp and mould

One of the indicators that your property has a problem with damp may be that you start to see mould appearing. The spores that cause mould to grow are in the atmosphere, but they don’t cause an issue unless they come into contact with a damp surface where they can grow.

Penetrating Damp above Ground Level

The following provides some information as to the explanation why damp ingress may occur in buildings: There are 5 main causes of damp: Rising damp Lateral damp Condensation Rainwater penetration Water leaks Whereas rising damp can only occur where moisture is rising from ground level, penetrating damp, can occur anywhere in the fabric of the…


Sources of Moisture Above Ground Level

During our survey it is important to establish all sources of moisture within the building. This can come from a variety of sources, and will be covered within our Report/Quotation under Observations both externally and internally:

Condensation – Surface condensation occurs when the temperature of a material falls below the dew point. Where the air reaches a Relative Humidity of 100% it will allow water vapour to change to a liquid and free water will be deposited as condensation. It is important to note that Relative Humidity is a “Proportion” not an amount. The term Relative Humidity refers to the amount of water vapour in the air at any given temperature, expressed as a percentage of the maximum amount of water that can be resident at the same temperature.