Kingston properties aren’t the only ones that become affected by a damp atmosphere, water running down the inside of windows and worse of all harmful black mould on walls, ceilings and furniture. If you live in one of these properties what you have is Condensation, which is the most common damp problem that can affect any property irrespective of age or type. It can affect the smallest flat to the largest house because in most cases, it is the occupier’s who are causing it. Because Kingston is a University town there are a lot of flats and bedsits in Kingston and Surbiton and because of the nature of these properties they are often affected by Condensation.
Condensation is caused by high humidity brought about by warm, moist air coming in contact with a cold surface and condensing. Often the humidity is caused by the occupiers using the bath or shower without opening a window, cooking without extraction or lids on pans, drying laundry on radiators and even breathing. Often condensation is accompanied by mould. This mould is Aspergillus spp, which is not only damaging to your property, furniture and clothing but more importantly your health. In fact there has been much recent publicity about the ill health Aspergillus app can cause and this should never be underestimated.
Apart from some lifestyle changes that you could make Tapco HomeDry also have the solutions. Our qualified damp and timber surveyors would inspect your property and take air readings using a Hygrometer which measures the temperature and level of humidity so we can calculate the dew point (The dew point is where the temperature and humidity will turn to moisture). Based on his survey we will produce a detailed report and recommendations for the ideal solution to suit your property.
Tapco HomeDry has been established since 1771 and are experts at controlling condensation. we can install a very cost effective, thermostatically controlled Condensation Control Unit (CCU) which is quiet and very cost effective to run. There are two types of CCU’s, one for flats that fit on a wall and one for houses that is installed in the loft. These work by creating Positive Ventilation, a slight air-pressure, which controls the humidity. We can also install draught free Passive Vapour Vents (PVV) or Warm Wall insulation. All of the mould can be removed using an Anti Mould Wash and painted with a special Fungicidal Paint.
The cost of repairing and replacing items damaged by condensation and mould completely out weighs the cost of controlling it so the sooner you call Tapco HomeDry the better.