About Condensation Control
Condensation is the most common of all Stoke-on-Trent internal damp problems and can be caused by a number of reasons, the most likely being a lack of ventilation. Whilst steam is being produced in the bathroom and kitchen areas on a daily basis, a constant flow of air would help to disperse and dry the water droplets before they cause a problem. Without adequate ventilation the moisture will cling to walls and windows, causing black mould to grow and spread, and for paper and paint to peel from the wet walls. Other reasons that can account for the build-up of condensation include drying clothes on radiators and the use of tumble dryers without any external extraction hose. However, condensation problems have intensified over the years due mainly to the installation of double glazing. Double glazing is certainly efficient in keeping Stoke-on-Trent homes warm but it also significantly limits air flow around the home.
What is condensation control?
To effectively control condensation build-up in residential or commercial properties, a specialist damp proofing contractor will first look at all the possible causes and then find suitable solutions. The eventual damp and timber report they provide, will reveal in detail, all areas that are or could be affected and what remedial action is highly recommended to ensure the problems are brought under control. Condensation will always be produced in both residential and some Stoke-on-Trent commercial properties, especially those that have kitchen areas, so in many cases the control is based on severely limiting the amount of condensation produced. Your local damp treatment company will employ a team of professional consultants who are highly experienced in dealing with specific condensation related problems, and who can quickly and easily pinpoint all the likely causes. Completely free advice and guidance is almost always available before any problem is diagnosed or further action is taken.
Who needs condensation control treatment in Stoke-on-Trent?
When condensation has been identified as the main cause for damp problems, there are a number of recommended treatments and preventative measures that can be implemented by the tradesman. Wet windows and walls, especially in the bathroom and kitchen areas will undoubtedly be as a result of steam generated from baths, showers and from cooking. In this instance, the remedy will be for the preservation builder to fit suitable bathroom/kitchen extraction units to ensure the moist air is diverted outside of the property. Where condensation appears in other rooms then the installation of air bricks and wall vents may be the most adequate solution. Ventilation is the answer to most condensation problems so whole house ventilation can be achieved by the installation of a Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) system, which supplies fresh filtered air to the internal areas of the property. The fitting of humidistats to specific areas around the Stoke-on-Trent home will also help to effectively monitor and maintain humidity levels. Most humidistat devices are very unobtrusive and can simply be plugged into a household electrical socket.
There is no doubt that condensation can be a real problem today for many homeowners all around the country and not just in your local area. And although there are many treatments and devices readily available to purchase, which are designed to combat condensation, very few offer a long term solution. The best way to avoid any costly repairs, due to excessive condensation is to consult an expert Stoke-on-Trent damp treatment services company, whose business it is, to provide quick and easy restoration solutions and to offer sound advice, guidance and maintenance.. A reputable company that has been established over a long period suggests they are very successful in providing suitable control measures for condensation and other damp related problems. Condensation is best treated at its source and if you want to avoid costly remedial work then it is recommended that positive action be taken quickly.
Interesting Geographical Information
Stoke is polycentric, having been formed by a federation of six towns in the early 20th century. It took its name from Stoke-upon-Trent, where the town hall and the railway station are located. Hanley is the primary commercial centre. The four other towns are Burslem, Tunstall, Longton and Fenton.
Staffordshire oatcakes (very different from the Scottish version and traditionally made in corner-shop style oatcake bakeries) are a much-loved local culinary speciality. They remain popular although are no longer the cheap alternative to bread. Oatcakes can be eaten cold or hot with any sweet or savoury fillings. Lobby, a stew not unlike Lancashire hotpot, is still made by local people.
See other Stoke on Trent property preservation pages:-
Surrounding areas we also cover:-