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Wall Condensation Problems and How to Fix Them

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If you’ve ever seen water streaming down the inside of your windows, or noticed damp patches on the walls, chances are your property is suffering from wall condensation problems. But what exactly is condensation, how common is it, and why does it affect so many households across the UK?

Condensation is caused when warm air (which is full of moisture) makes contact with a cold wall or window. This means the warm air is unable to retain its moisture, which is released as water droplets onto the cold window or wall. If left untreated, condensation can quickly turn to mould!

Condensation problems are most common at night time, when the temperature drops, and heating is turned off, affecting thousands of households across the UK.

Wet or damp walls, peeling wallpaper, streaming water on windows and possible signs of mould growth are all indicators that your home has issues with condensation.

With the UK weather being so unpredictable, it’s not uncommon for rain or hail to fall, and cold temperatures to occur, even during the Summer. Older properties with solid wall construction and no double glazing are particularly at risk. But what exactly are the risks of wall condensation?

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Top Five Wall Condensation Problems

Wall condensation problems can range from minor annoyances (such as the odd damp patch on your wall), to more serious issues that can affect your family’s health. Here are the top five wall condensation problems that could affect houses across the UK:

Problem 1

If left untreated, wet or damp walls can lead to the growth of mould (which could develop into harmful black mould), which can aggravate, or even trigger, health problems such as asthma.

This can be a particular risk for the elderly and infirm, or for children and young babies, whose respiratory and immune systems are weaker.

Prompt treatment of condensation problems or preventing wall condensation problems from occurring in the first place can eliminate the risk of mould growth and protect your family’s health.

Problem 2

Moisture in the home can build-up, causing damage to electrical items, furniture and other items in your property.

In particular, wall condensation problems could cause water to pool on the floor or other surfaces or drip onto soft furnishing such as sofas, beds and mattresses, which could lead to damp and harmful mould build up, putting your health at risk.

A damp environment can also mean that your home is not as comfortable to live in as it should be, even when the heating is on.

Problem 3

If wall condensation problems are not tackled head on, then serious condensation can occur, which could even cause damage to your building and plaster.

Decay and corrosion of the fabric of a building are not uncommon when it comes to serious issues with condensation, and if left untreated, could end up costing you hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Prevention is better than cure, which is why it is important to look into ways to fix your wall condensation problems sooner rather than later!

Problem 4

Damp problems can cause staining on your interior walls and musty smells in your property. Musty smells can also transfer to fabrics such as soft furnishings, clothes and towels, and nothing will ever really smell clean.

Nobody wants to live in a home that smells musty and damp all the time!

Problem 5

Wall condensation problems can cause thousands of pounds of damage to your home’s décor. If you’ve spent months choosing interior furnishings and wallpaper to get your home just the way you like it, damp patches and condensation on the walls are the last thing you need.

Peeling wallpaper is a common problem in households suffering from condensation issues, but you don’t need to sit back and suffer in silence.

How to Fix Your Wall Condensation Problems

Our reliable team of professionals have been helping households across the UK with their wall condensation problems for years, and we have all the necessary tools, skills and products to help combat any condensation issues you are experiencing, whether you live in a traditional property with solid wall construction or a new-build home with cavity walls.

If your home is suffering from condensation-related issues which are affecting your family, then we can help you. Adding insulation to the exterior of your property, or opting for internal insulation in your loft are both options that can help to combat condensation-related problems, protecting you home for years to come.

When it comes to these types of issues, you want to be sure you are hiring professionals, and we offer a ten-step all-inclusive process for all insulation projects, ensuring that you are left completely satisfied.

Combat Heat Loss and Condensation with Foam

One of the best ways to reduce heat loss from your property is to use spray foam insulation. When you consider that over 25% of heat loss takes place through the roof, it’s easy to see that loft insulation is a superior choice for most homes, and spray foam insulation is often the answer.

This type of insulation can be used in almost any type of property, from domestic buildings to commercial properties such as offices and hospitals, and even in vehicles like buses.

Ideal for hard-to-reach places, spray foam expands and hardens on impact, protecting against heat loss, and reducing condensation-related problems.

It’s most commonly used in loft spaces to keep homes warm during the cold Winter months, and cool when it’s hot outside in the summer.

Home Logic Spray Foam Insulation

So why should you choose Home Logic Spray Foam Insulation? Well, we happen to think that our product is the best on the market, and here’s why. It’s innovative, durable and provides protection for your property for up to 20 years.

British weather can often be unpredictable, but you won’t be so bothered by cold, rainy Winter days when your home is well insulated, as you’ll be cosy and comfortable inside.

Our open-cell, two-part water-blown spray foam is efficient and safe to use, protecting your home from heat loss whilst saving you money on your energy bills. It meets the government regulations for a minimum insulation depth of 270mm, without breaking the bank!

It can often be tricky choosing the right type of insulation for your property. Below you’ll find some information on the different materials that we offer.

The Reason Why Spray Foam Insulation Works

Spray foam insulation is applied using a hose and pressurised air. The high-tech mix of chemicals expands up to 100 times its size upon application, hardening rapidly.

This means that every nook and cranny of your loft space is packed with thermal insulation, preventing heat loss through the roof.

But your property can still breathe, so condensation-related issues are minimised whilst heat is trapped inside the building, keeping your home warmer, and reducing your spend on energy bills.

This environmentally-friendly, efficient form of insulation is also cost-effective and one of the best ways to tackle wall condensation problems. Installation is quick and easy to install, thereby minimising disruption to your daily life, and providing significant savings on your energy bills to boot.

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Home Logic External Wall Insulation

Home Logic Wall Insulation is the other option when it comes to protecting your home from the elements. Our innovative, unique masonry cream has been created using the latest technology, and is painted or sprayed onto your exterior brickwork.

It provides a protective layer which is absorbed instantly, sinking up to 17mm deep into the wall. Totally transparent, it prevents up to 95% of water absorption, and comes with a 20-year guarantee, ensuring it is a sound investment for your property.

By protecting your property from the elements, it can still breathe, yet water will bounce right off the walls (almost as if your house is wearing a waterproof coat). This can help to prevent condensation-related problems in your home; and prevention is most definitely better than cure!

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