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What Causes Condensation

What is condensation?

Have you noticed your windows streaming when the heating is on or during everyday activities such as cooking, washing, and bathing?

If so, this is because these activities cause warm air and humidity levels to rise in the property. When this warm, wet air comes into contact with cold surfaces like your windows, walls, mirrors, and even behind the backs of your furniture, it condenses back into water droplets. This leaves unsightly damp patches and streaming windows throughout affected areas. This problem can get significantly worse if left untreated.

Bathrooms are one of the most common places where you will first see the signs of black mould and condensation issues. Black mould can be found clinging to the sides of shower doors, in the bends of the shower cubicle, and even between tiles. There are many mould removing products on the market these days that promise to get rid of the black marks with a BANG, but these are temporary solutions. The only way to truly stop mould in its tracks and prevent it from coming back, is to remove the source: the excess moisture in the air.

Can condensation be harmful?

The very first signs of an issue in the property are fogged up windows and damp patches throughout the property. The next symptom of a problem will be the smell and eventually, patches of black mould will start to form.

Also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, it’s this type of mould that has been proven to cause serious health issues including respiratory problems, asthma, skin problems, headaches, and even an increased risk of depression. Infants and children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are especially susceptible to the toxic spores.

How to eradicate condensation and black mould for good

Having and adequate ventilation system in your home is key to tackling these problems for good.

Nuaire invented a solution called Positive Input Ventilation (PIV), which is recognised as the best approach to ventilating your whole home. The range is fast growing, having already been fitted into over 1 million homes across the country. Its versatile range covers all types of properties from standard homes, flats, and even 3 storey buildings.

Want to talk to the experts? Call us on 029 2085 8507