Damp in your home?
Here’s what you need to know.
Every home has condensation. Condensation causes damp. It’s very common. Sometimes damp can be caused by a problem with the building but most of the time it is condensation.
Condensation is like having a guest you don’t want. It usually turns up when the windows are shut and the heating is turned on (in winter). Here’s how to chuck it out.
In winter we close windows to save money on heating bills, which makes sense.
But, if your home is completely shut no air can get in or out. All the steam and moisture we make from cooking, showering, bathing, drying clothes or even breathing, stays in your home. It has nowhere to go.
When it hits a cold wall, window frame or ceiling it can cause damp and mould patches. It doesn’t have to be raining outside or even that cold, it can happen in any home.
So, how do you stop condensation moving in?
It’s down to you. You are responsible for looking after your home.