Don’t let condensation get you steamed up

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November is typically the time of year homes can become affected by condensation and, according to UK trade body The Property Care Association, the use of poorly considered or badly installed insulation can compound the problem.

The Association says modern, open plan living – combined with greater moisture production from items such as tumble dryers and power showers – means that some homes produce more vapour than ever, and factors such as the airtight design of homes, inadequate ventilation and poor insulation are making some buildings more susceptible to the effects of excessive atmospheric moisture.

This can cause condensation on or within the structure of the building. The results can be unsightly, but could also lead to decay, further reductions in thermal efficiency and mould growth.

 

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