Condensation Reports In Sunderland And Across The North East

At our leading damp proofing company, we have a team of specialists that will carry out a through survey of your property and give you a comprehensive report on how to deal with the problem once and for all.

What Is A Condensation Report?

damp dangerousThere are many reasons people request us to carry out a condensation report on their property.  Whether you are a landlord, or you need it for insurance purposes – or even buying or selling your house.  Here at Blue Forest we are specialists in Condensation reports and offer them in Sunderland and throughout the North East.  We are happy to come free of charge and compile a professional report as to your condensation issues. Call us today.

What Is Condensation?

Condensation is the when water vapour comes into contact with a surface and turns into a liquid (water droplets) that will sit on any surface.  Warmer air holds more moisture than colder air and when the warm air comes into contact with a cold surface the excess moisture in the air is released and settles on the surface – this is condensation.  You can’t see the moisture in the air, it only really becomes a problem when the moisture filled warm air can’t escape.  You will normally see condensation appear on the colder surfaces like windows, or walls that are near outer walls.  It is not uncommon to find condensation inside cupboards or behind furniture as the air flow is poor and the warm air has nowhere to go.  Modern homes are built to retain heat and stop it from escaping, but this in turn stops water vapour in the warm air escaping so you have to think about ventilation in your home as well as better insulation. It is a fine line to tread as condensation can cause all sorts of problems like damp, rotting wood, peeling paint and worst of all it can cause problems with your health.

How Will I Know If I Have A Problem With Condensation?

It is one of the most common damp problems we suffer and the first thing you might notice is the water droplets forming in a certain place, probably a window or some other surface that is colder than the rest of the house. If left untreated, you will start to get black mould or mildew in these places and there may be a musty and damp smell. Keep an eye out for wet walls or if the wallpaper seems like it is peeling and in extreme circumstances you may find water running down the walls. If you seem to be having problems with any of the above, please call us for a free and no obligation survey where we can inspect any problems and recommend controls against condensation before your property is damaged further.

How Do I Prevent Condensation?

Condensation prevention is getting harder as modern houses are built to retain heat and are insulated so well there Is nowhere for the warm air to escape to, therefore creating a problem with condensation. The main ways to prevent condensation is to heat the area or improve ventilation. Just like when the car windows get steamed up, you either open the windows or warm them up – It is the same idea in the home. If you have your home kept and a regular warm temperature this reduces the risk of the water droplets being released on your surfaces as they aren’t cool. Also, keep your home well ventilated; if air can be circulated the moisture vapour in the air will find its way outside and the direr external air will replace it.

One of the major sources of rot and the eventual structural damage to buildings is ineffective condensation system. It is easy to ignore this problem, especially if the building is not displaying real signs of this problem. But once you start calling in repairs every other month, you will wish you dealt with the problem earlier. The black-spotted moulding will be causing respiratory issues to the property users. It will also be a good hideout for dust mites and bed bugs. Condensation and damp issues should not be left untreated as in time they will only become a bigger and more costly issue.

Why Choose Blue Forest For Your Condensation Report?

Our approved team has compile condensation reports for over 30 years. We will run through the issues we find and give you our professional recommendations. Some condensation issues are a minor fix, while others are more complex where bigger problems can arise. Blue Forest will resolve your condensation problem and make your home a condensation free environment.