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We’ve all heard of condensation and most of us know what it looks like, but do you know all the signs of condensation to look out for? The following article was published on beamcentralsystems.com and it lists 5 signs of condensation to be aware of…

Condensation can result in damage to your property and your health. It’s the result of warm moist air coming into contact with cold surfaces, which causes little droplets of water to form.

Sometimes it may be obvious that there is a condensation problem, but here are some common signs that you may not be aware of.

Damp patches on the walls – These may be more apparent on painted walls but less obvious on walls that have been covered with wallpaper. Simply touching the wall with your hand can tell if the wall has a damp spot or staining signs.

Mould growth – This is probably the sign of condensation most people will be familiar with. Mould can form anywhere there is moisture, oxygen and warmth, typically forming in areas around windows, damp corners, cupboards etc.

Streaming windows – Water droplets forming on windows is the result of condensation – the process of warm moist air coming into contact with a cold surface, turning the warm vapour into a liquid.

Peeling wallpaper – Condensation can cause wallpaper to peel from the walls. This is because the surface behind the paper will become damp and the paper is no longer able to stick properly.

Musty smells – Condensation can cause mould, which in turn can produce a stale unpleasant smell. This smell is much more prevalent in enclosed spaces where there is little room for fresh air to circulate.
You can read the full article on beamcentralsystems.com.

Think you have an issue with condensation and aren’t sure what to do? The team at The Dwelling Doctors are able to help you and can advise on the best way forward to fixing your condensation, ventilation and mould problems. Don’t put your and your family’s health at risk, contact us today.