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Cedarcare

Since 1985

Rising Damp

Condensation

Condensation

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).
Our surveyors use specialist equipment to ascertain the presence of condensation including the use of thermo hygrometers to measure relative humidity and air temperatures, as well as laser surface thermometers to measure surface temperatures. We use these readings and chart them on a psychrometric chart to confirm the presence of condensation.

Condensation Control 

Cedarcare can recommend a variety of treatments to control condensation depending upon its severity. These range from:

-Applying anti-mould solutions

-Installing passyfier vents

-Applying thermal board insulation to walls

As an expert, we recommend that our condensation control measures are to be used in conjunction with the control of the environment chosen by the property occupants. It is important a property is kept warm in the colder months, and effective ventilation and air flow measures are in place and used as required. Controlling condensation is often as a result of an ongoing consistent control of environmental conditions through a number of different factors.

To speak to us about a condensation problem call on 020 8864 9624 or email enquiries@cedarcare.co.uk and one of our team members will be able to help – alternatively, you can contact us via our Contact Us page.

All of our surveys and remedial works are undertaken in accordance with “BS 6576:2005 Code of practice for diagnosis of rising damp in walls of buildings and installation of chemical damp-proof courses.”

Please find more details on all our service below...

Rising
Damp

Rising Damp: The evidence of rising damp is usually found by the signs of a damp line appearing on the inside wall. The result of this rising damp is damage to interior plaster and wall coverings. It should also be noted that recent findings by the asthma foundation concluded that damp rooms can increase the risk of developing asthma.

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Structural
Waterproofing

Structural Waterproofing: Increase in property value and the high prices placed on floor space in offices, shops, and residential uses in recent years make it imperative that businesses and individuals maximise the use of all available space.

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Timber
Treatment

Timber Treatment: With over 20 years experience in dry rot outbreaks from flats to manor houses, Cedarcare has the answer. With all dry rot work guaranteed for 20 years, clients can rest assured a professional job has been carried out.

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Condensation
Control

Condensation Control: 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.

Click to find out more…