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What are Ventilation Systems?

Ventilation systems are products which are installed into a property to assist with the control of humidity levels.

These are usually installed during the construction of the property or can be retro-fitted. Our condensation control specialists at Prokil are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to examine the severity of humidity within your home, providing you with effective home ventilation, condensation and mould solutions.

Why Do I Need A Ventilation System?

Our ventilation services provide condensation and mould solutions to a variety of properties, preventing you from experiencing the problems that come with humidity within the home.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 UK homes suffer from condensation damp. Up to 10 litres of water are produced every day by the average family, with moisture forming as a result of cooking, washing and bathing.

When humid air comes into contact with cold spots, it cools, causing water droplets condense on the surface. This build-up of moisture together with the correct temperature can cause mould spores to germinate and spread, whilst creating the perfect breeding environment for dust mites.

The side effects of this can be unsightly and unhealthy, especially for homeowners with asthma. This is why condensation mould removal through our ventilation services at Prokil is so important, helping you to damp proof your home reliably at an affordable cost.

How Do I Know If I Need A Ventilation System?

Without inadequate condensation damp treatment through an effective ventilation system, you could face a number of unwanted side effects. If you notice any signs of ineffective condensation control, book an appointment with our condensation specialists at Prokil who can assess the type of ventilation system you require.

Here are the signs to look out for:

  • Rotting timbers
  • Woodworm infestation
  • Discolouration and peeling of paint/wallpaper
  • Mould Growth
  • Damaged furniture
  • Asthma problems

What Types of Ventilation Systems Are There?

With a variety of types of ventilation systems out there, our condensation specialists are able to advise which type would work best for your property through a damp survey. Book a survey with us today and we can get to the root of the problem.

See below to find out more about the main types of ventilation systems that we offer at Prokil.

Passive Air Vents Ventilation Systems

  • Passive air vent ventilation systems facilitate full condensation control, allowing moisture laden air to escape the property. This is due to variations in the conditions between the inside and outside of the building, creating pressure that expels condensation.
  • This type of home ventilation solution is installed by drilling through an outside wall in each room which suffers the effects of condensation and mould.
  • Due to the design of this ventilation system, they do not run on electricity and have filters to prevent draughts. It also has the benefit of being completely silent whilst operating.

Positive Input Ventilation Systems

  • A positive input ventilation system ensures your home maintains a healthy air environment, which benefits both you and the property itself.
  • Either fitted in a loft or ducted through an outside wall, this form of condensation control and mould removal increases the pressure within a property by inputting fresh filtered air. This consequently reduces the percentage of humidity within a property by assisting in the dissipation of moist air.

Positive Output Ventilation Systems

  • Positive output ventilation systems are an alternative approach to managing ventilation within a property.
  • This particular condensation damp treatment within our ventilation services work by placing a unit in a central location and connecting up multiple extraction points in the rooms affected. The moisture in the air is then extracted through the vents and out of the property.
  • This ventilation system is more commonly found in newer build properties, where insulation levels are higher.

Extractor Fan Ventilation Systems

  • Extractor fan ventilation systems are one of the most common forms of ventilation systems installed in properties across the UK.
  • This condensation and mould solution works by removing humid air and expelling it outside of a property. Fresh air returns to the property through an open source such as a window.
  • Either standard or humidity controlled extractor fans can be fitted, which are usually found in kitchens and bathrooms.

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