Condensation is possibly the most common form of dampness in buildings and can lead to peeling paint and wallpaper, unhealthy living conditions and potentially risky mould growth. It is caused when temperatures inside a property drop. The air then becomes saturated and can no longer hold onto the moisture created and so it migrates to the coldest surfaces, usually walls and windows. Lack of adequate ventilation can lead to a build up of excessive humidity and moisture.
What are the signs of condensation?
Condensation is relatively easy to diagnose. If you notice any of these signs then condensation is most probably the cause:
How to stop condensation?
There are measures you can take yourself to try and prevent condensation, and in minor cases they might be the best plan of action. Here are some steps you can take to prevent condensation from forming in your home: