damp walls

Condensation found on damp walls is very common in both old and new properties, causing damp patches, black mould and carrying an unwelcome musty odour. It is the most common of all damp problems reported and easily identified because of the black mould growth on any interior damp walls.

Condensation can be mainly found on cold walls, cold floors and windows, and when black mould appears, this can be very detrimental to your health. Condensation can also appear in loft areas and if let untreated, can lead to wet and dry rot in your property.

So don’t delay, call Shields Damp Proofing – the damp experts – today on 0208 001 0133. Our experienced team will be quick to assess your damp problem and come up with a solution for it, whatever the size of your property.

Condensation found on damp walls happens when there is too much moisture in the air in the property and the property appears to be colder than the outside temperature. It is caused by water being added to the air within a building by our everyday activities such as washing, cleaning, drying wet clothes, even breathing. These simple activities can add moisture to the air within the building. Condensation is more commonly occurring in the winter months when the doors and windows are closed most of the time rather than the summer months. In the summer the property has windows and doors open a lot of the time so the property is well ventilated and the cold air has room to escape.

Typical causes of Condensation include:

  • Air is much colder indoors than outdoors
  • No or little ventilation
  • Heating not high enough, air remains cold at all times
  • Drying wet clothes indoors on clothes airers
  • Condensation more prone in modified buildings
  • Weather becomes hot and warm and the air has nowhere to escape

Condensation does not happen every time the air cannot escape. Most of the time the moisture will be evaporated but if the ventilation is poor then the moisture will remain in the air and hang around and reappear later, and eventually cause black stains on walls and ceilings.

Once your condensation problem has been rectified by Shields Damp Proofing, here are a few tips on how to reduce condensation in the future in your home:

  • Improve ventilation
  • Improve heating
  • Improve insulation
  • Protect your external walls with water repellent solution

Call the damp experts today for a free no obligation site visit and quotation, on 0208 001 0133