How Does Condensation Damp Occur?
Condensation damp is caused by airborne moisture, which condenses after meeting cold surfaces such as windows or walls. As a result of this, beads of water are left behind on the surface.
This process of condensation damp is mainly caused by a decreased amount of adequate air ventilation and heating. Installations such as double glazing, improved insulation and draught excluders unfortunately can help seal humidity in. Thus, this creates an ideal environment for condensation on windows and walls to form which can lead to mould.
Another cause of condensation damp is natural and unavoidable; from routine activities that take place in our homes every day, such as cooking or showering. This is because the warm moisture laden air produced from these activities does not disperse or escape, thus causing a humid atmosphere which leads to condensation damp.