Mould in Dorchester
Many people across Dorchester are not aware of the detrimental effects bad ventilation can have on their property. A property usually shows signs of poor ventilation when condensation droplets appear on the walls and windows. These condensation droplets create a damp, humid environment in which mould can thrive.
We have found that many people often ignore the signs of bad ventilation until they see signs of mould growth. Mould has the tendency to appear behind cabinets, wardrobes and other furniture.
Having previously treated the effects of bad ventilation in a variety of properties across Dorchester, one of our most common tasks is having to replace the parts of the property’s timber frame that have been damaged by woodworm and damp rot.
Many properties in Dorchester suffer from condensation issues on different scales, but black or green mould spots appear in pretty much all of the cases that we have attended. Mould doesn’t have any particular preference as to where it grows, but patches are usually at their largest around damp window areas and ceilings where the moisture has risen.
While the damp in your Dorchester property can cause all sorts of health problems, especially for older people, the mould itself can also release spores that are detrimental to your overall well-being.
When your property is constantly damp, there’s an increased risk of the timber frame being susceptible to wet rot and woodworm, which is often costly to remove and replace.
Signs your property has condensation problems
Condensation is caused when warm air collides against cooler surfaces. The cooling air particles release water droplets as a by-product, which collect together to form condensation. Condensation formed this way is usually found around windows and in kitchens and bathrooms where the differences in the air and surface temperatures are often greater. If you’ve found Dorchester mould in any of these places in your property, Prokil are experts at finding and rectifying issues.
Condensation can also be caused when humidity levels become too high. Often if your property doesn’t have the right extraction facilities in bathrooms or kitchens, the humid environment can cause water particles in the air to condense on surfaces, which in turn leads to a myriad of further problems including mould, woodworm and wet rot.
The problems associated with bad ventilation
When left untreated, condensation, damp and increased humidity can cause lengthy complex issues with the structure of your property including rotting plasterboard and worm-infested wood.
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Prokil is an experienced Damp Proofing, Wet Rot and Dry Rot company based in Dorchester and covering a 40 miles radius from Weymouth to Southampton.
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