Condensation in Accrington

Condensation is often thought of as the scourge of modern day living, it’s probably the most typical cause of damp in buildings. It occurs inside old and new property however it appears to be particularly common in buildings which have been modernised. Generally building owners experience condensation in Accrington during winter rather than the summer months. Condensation can be found in a number of different places, often occurring on walls, windows and floor surfaces. Condensation can also be found in roof spaces and in the spots under suspended floors.

information on the identification and treatment of condensation in accrington
picture shows the development of window condensation in accrington

What causes condensation?

Condensation occurs when warm air meets a cold surface. Warm air retains more moisture than cold air and as the air cools down it can no longer hold its burden of water vapour. This is called the Dewpoint. This form of damp can be brought on in different ways including lack of ventilation or by substantial moisture created in a bathroom or kitchen, which then condensates in nearby cooler area.

What problems are caused by condensation in Accrington?

Problems associated with condensation in Accrington largely depend upon the spot that the condensation is found and if those materials are impervious or permeable. For example, when condensation that takes place in roof spaces or in the underfloor space underneath a suspended timber floor, the timber is usually detrimentally effected.

Condensation may cause the development of mould that causes musty odours and spores which might contribute to respiratory health issues.

Contact Anchor Building Services (lancashire) ltd about your condensation problems

The first task in dealing with the problem of condensation in Accrington is to figure out what’s creating the problem. Get in touch with Anchor Building Services (lancashire) ltd today and one of our condensation specialists will come to access your damp problems to work out where the problem originates and how it can be best treated. Contact us today or complete our Contact Form to learn more.

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