Mould – Ventilation and Condensation in Reading
By far one of the most common issues in homes and businesses is mould. Fortunately, at Prokil, we provide the very best services for tackling and preventing infestations. The primary cause of mould is condensation and this can often be attributed to poor ventilation. It is the areas that we overlook which in many cases prove to be the source of the problem. For instance, floorboards are a major contributor to the occurrence of mould in our homes.
Issues Caused by Condensation
Where there is insufficient air circulation due to inadequate ventilation mould can quickly occur. This is typically characterised by dark spots and patches which appear on most porous surfaces. The reason that this happens is because a poorly ventilated area does not have the chance to dry out. As such, condensation, damp and elevated humidity will occur creating the perfect environment for mould growth.
Once mould forms, it will continue to spread moving along walls and infesting most surfaces that it comes into contact with including clothes. Additionally, the damp conditions associated with mould can have a knock-on effect with your health causing respiratory conditions to occur.
How do I tell if my Reading home has condensation?
Where there is elevated humidity within a room condensation will typically form on surfaces such as windows. If you happen to notice water droplets forming this is usually a dead giveaway that the internal conditions of your room are perfect for mould to develop. As long as you carry out regular inspections you should have no trouble identifying the presence of condensation in your home.
Poor ventilation can lead to a series of problems…
…including condensation, damp issues, increased humidity and interior climate imbalance.
There are also various other issues that can be attributed to poor ventilation. For instance, wet rot and woodworm are also caused by moisture levels.
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