Many people associate the symptoms of black mould, dampness, musty smells and steaming windows with rising damp. However, they are quite often caused by the more common problem of condensation.
In Britain, condensation in houses is mainly a winter problem particularly where warm moist air is generated in living areas and then settles on the colder parts of the building.
The moisture in the air comes from a number of sources within the house. Water vapour is produced in relatively large quantities from normal day to day activities - a 5 person house generated amount 10kg of water into the air everyday (without taking into account any heating).','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-60845445-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');