Damp & CondensationFrequently Asked Questions

What is condensation?

By October 27, 2017 No Comments

Condensation is natural in everyone’s homes, especially as we all try to eliminate draughts and save money on heating bills.

Condensation occurs when moist air hits a cold surface. This moist air condenses on surfaces leaving small drops of moisture. Condensation can occur on any surface, including walls, ceilings, cupboards, drawers, picture frames and the contents stored in cupboards, such as clothes, shoes, handbags, prams and car seats.

Look for it in corners, near windows, behind wardrobes, inside cupboards, on the ceiling or places where there is little movement of air.

Condensation occurs mainly during winter months and does not leave a ‘tide mark’. It usually occurs at night when temperatures drop and doors and windows are closed. Even people breathing can cause condensation and this can cause damp where mould can grow.

There are lots of things you can do to keep condensation to a minimum and stop it becoming a problem. This will reduce the risk of dampness and mould growth in your home.

Use our diagnosis tool to see whether you have condensation in your home.