Condensation Control in Reading
If you’re experiencing high levels of condensation on windows in your home or are beginning to see a build-up of mould on window sills and corners of the room, get in touch with our condensation control experts today.
You can arrange for a specialist to visit your property and carry out a comprehensive condensation survey as well as provide additional information on managing moisture in your home.
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Sometimes it can be difficult to prevent condensation in and around your home. As one of the most common causes of damp and increased levels of moisture within the home, condensation can very quickly lead to extensive mould growth. If left untreated for prolonged periods, mould growth can cause health issues and breathing complications.
How can I reduce condensation on the inside of windows?
An average household of four people creates over 100 pints of moisture every week just from cooking, showering and breathing. Below are just a few ways you can condensation in the home:
- Make sure all extractor fans in bathrooms and kitchens are clean and extracting as much moisture as possible.
- When cooking, try and use pot lids and cook at lower temperatures once the water has boiled.
- Avoid drying your clothes indoors. If the weather is particularly poor, we recommend sectioning off your bathroom/another room in your home by closing the door and opening the window/turning on the extractor fan. Remember, never dry clothes on radiators as this prevents your home from being thoroughly heated.
- Ensure all tumble dryers are correctly venting moist air outside (unless you’re using a condensing tumble dryer).
- Keep windows open during the warmer months.
- Ensure wardrobes and beds aren’t pushed up against walls. This allows air to effectively circulate around larger items of furniture.
- Ensure kitchen and bathrooms are isolated when cooking, bathing or showering. This way, moisture will be contained to that room alone and will benefit more from the extractor fan.
- Make use of the trickle vents at the top of your double-glazed units. All windows should be fitted with these small vents, and periodically opening them will allow moisture to ventilate out of your home.
- Increased moisture in your home combined with a lack of adequate heating will rapidly lead to the development of damp areas on the walls around your property.
- Make sure all radiators are correctly working and have been bled to ensure optimal thermal efficiency.
- In the colder months where you’re experiencing higher levels of condensation, heat your home throughout the day at a lower heat.
- Ensure your radiators are fitted with accurate and working thermostatic valves – this will help to control the level of heat in each room and aids with managing your heating costs.
By managing the moisture content in the air or increasing the temperature in your home, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of condensation created. If you’re struggling with this or are experiencing damp and mouldy walls and windows, get in touch with our experienced damp experts today. We’ll be able to provide you with a comprehensive damp survey and identify areas in your home that will benefit from ventilation systems and professional mould removal.
Biocraft in Reading
Based in Reading, Biocraft is delighted to serve customers in the local and surrounding areas. Reading is a large, historic market town located in Berkshire, South East England. The town started as an important trading and ecclesiastical centre in the medieval period and was one of the largest and richest monasteries of medieval England.
By 1525, it was the largest town in Berkshire and the 10th largest in England. It was seriously affected by the English Civil War however, and suffered a major siege and loss of trade. The 18th century saw the beginning of a major iron works in Reading and the growth of the brewing trade for which the town soon become famous for. The 19th century saw the coming of the Great Western Railway and the development of the town’s brewing, baking and seed growing businesses.
Today, Reading is a major commercial centre, with many SMEs and large international businesses based here. It’s ranked as the UK’s top economic area for economic success and wellbeing, according to factors such as employment, health, income and skills.