Condensation Control & Treatments
Timberwise have been helping commercial customers with condensation problems for many years. We work with many businesses and housing associations to help combat condensation in properties. Condensation is one of the most common forms of dampness found in buildings and can lead to all manner of problems from peeling wallpapers through to unhealthy living conditions and mould growth issues.
The reason that problems with condensation are on the increase are because of increased standards of insulation, double glazing and draught proofing making properties more air tight and resulting in moisture laden air staying within the property.
There are a few simple treatments to help control condensation levels within properties:
- Improve the heating and insulation within the property.
- Prevent excess moisture in the air spreading (For example shut bathroom and kitchen doors).
- Avoid if possible using portable or LPG gas heaters. These types of heater are the cause of many condensation problems in properties.
- Using dehumidifiers will only help control the symptoms of the problem and not the actual root cause of the condensation problem. They can also be very intrusive and noisy as well as costly to run.
- Having a positive pressure ventilation system installed will control and remove the stale air from the property.
- Using bleach and other such products to remove the mould does not work as it does not kill the mould spores. Using a professional mould eradication kit will kill the mould spores for good. The Timberwise mould eradication kit is ideal for properties with that have a mild condensation mould problem. The kit includes everything needed to remove mould from surfaces and alleviate the unsightly problems of mould.
How is condensation formed?
Condensation is caused through a lack of adequate ventilation within the property. When warm moist air meets cooler air (or a cold surface) the air is unable to retain the moisture and water molecules are released in the form of condensation. This is particularly visible on surface, walls and windows where it can lead to further damp problems within the property.
How to spot if condensation treatment is required
By and large condensation is noticeable and easy to spot when it forms on non-absorbent surfaces for example windows or tiles. On more absorbent surfaces however it may go unnoticed until mould growth or damage to decorative finishes occurs. The mould growth is normally associated with a musty smell. It is at this stage that you may need advice on controlling condensation within the property.
Timberwise offers a range of innovative solutions to help alleviate the problems associated with poor air quality within buildings. Our solutions include:
The features of our DriAir system are:
- Energy Efficient
- Quiet Operation
- Pre heat facility
- Four speed settings
- LED filter change indicator