Expert Condensation Treatments Wirral

Condensation is caused by an imbalance of airflow, heating and ventilation resulting in a rise in relative humidity within the atmosphere of a property. As warm air, which holds more water vapour than cold air, hits a cold surface such as a wall or window the air cools and is unable to retain all the moisture. The moisture it cannot hold is released and deposited in the form of tiny water droplets onto the cold surface.

Where does condensation appear?

Condensation can appear at any height, on almost any cold surface and where there is little movement of air most commonly windows, north facing walls, corners and behind furniture. This distinguishes it from rising damp, which almost never occurs at heights of more than 1.2 metres over external ground level and which is confined to walls that are in contact with the ground. Unlike condensation Wirral, rising damp normally results in the brickwork or masonry, being of higher moisture content, than the plaster/render.

When is condensation most common?

Condensation is most common in the colder months of the year when the heating is turned on and windows are kept shut. It will also occur if there is a lack of ventilation in a property particularly in rooms which generate a lot of moisture, mainly bathrooms and kitchens. Property layout, living habits, number of occupants and insulation can all effect condensation levels.



What are the signs of condensation?

There are a number of common symptoms of condensation in the Wirral and these include:

  • Streaming wet windows
  • Damp and musty smell
  • Mildew on fabric and leather
  • Crumbling plaster and peeling wallpaper
  • Walls damp to touch
  • Black mould on walls, the ceiling and behind furniture
  • Rotten timber caused by rot and possible beetle infestation
  • Possible worsening of respiratory problems for property occupants.

Why does condensation need to be kept to a minimum?

In its less serious form, condensation may steam up windows and mirrors. In more severe cases, it can be absorbed by surface wall finishes and underlying plaster, which can cause dampness, although the under-lying brickwork or masonry will normally be of relatively low moisture content. Left untreated in a property, condensation and the increased moisture it creates in the air can lead to a range of problems, such as:</span?



Book a Damp Survey

From your initial enquiry for damp proofing Wirral, you will be working with an experienced member of our team who will offer advice and co-ordinate your survey appointment. This is carried out by one of our qualified surveyors who will assess and diagnose all issues in the property before providing the right solution. Any recommendations and quotations for work are detailed in an Inspection Report. We are able to price of plan or complete tenders as necessary.



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    “I would like to recommend you on the quality of building work completed and for the fast and efficient time taken. The property was left in wonderful condition.”


    – Collin Walker, Director. Walker Dunn Ltd Surveyors and Valuers

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    The products we use to treat Rising Damp Wirral are the highest quality and BBA Approved. We only use products from the major manufactures including Triton, Delta and Safeguard and our technicians are trained in their correct application. Our work is protected by our guarantee with third party protection available.

    Contact us for help and advice

    The team here at Abbey Damp Proofing Wirral can provide you with the support and guidance that you need to deal with any rising damp issues your property or your clients property may be experiencing. We work alongside homeowners as well as commerical clients to provide specialist solutions required to ensure properties are properly protected.