Condensation is one of the most common forms of damp.
Windows that stream with water internally, mould growth on walls and ceilings and a musty smell. Any sign of mould growth is an indication of the presence of moisture and if caused by condensation gives warning that heating, structural insulation or ventilation may require improvement.
Condensation tends to happen more frequently during the winter months as the building structure is cold and because windows are opened less meaning the moist air is unable to escape.
Condensation can often occur for short periods in bathrooms and kitchens because of the steamy atmosphere and frequently for long periods in unheated bedrooms and cupboards or behind large items of furniture where the movement of air is restricted.
Damage can be caused to materials that are out of sight, for example, under suspended timber floors and in roof spaces.
Our Surveyors can assist in establishing if condensation is the cause of damp problems in a property. We can give advice to help solve condensation problems for home owners, landlords, housing associations and letting agents.