Modern homes are better insulated than older ones and this can be a cause of condensation.

Condensation is sometimes confused with damp, whch is very rare and usually caused by rain water entering through the roof or walls.

Condensation is the effect of moist air caused by day to day activities, such as running a bath, taking a shower, drying laundry and cooking. When the moist air meets a colder surface, such as windows, walls and tiles, it condenses and turns to water.

If left untreated this can turn black and form a mould.

The best way to beat condensation is to prevent moisture forming by:

If you find condensation forming on your windows or elsewhere, wipe the area dry as this will help prevent mould growing.

You should also pay attention to ventilation, temperature and insulation in your home:

For more information on condensation and to obtain a hygrometer to measure the amount of moisture in the air, call us on 0208 607 7777.