Condensation is one of the leading causes of damp. It occurs when air, which is loaded with water vapour, comes into contact with cooler surfaces like walls and windows. When this happens, the water vapour becomes liquid again, running down surfaces and soaking into porous materials like masonry and timber.
Water that seeps into masonry walls or wooden window sills and the like cause untold amounts of decay and damage. Such damp substrates are also extremely conducive to mould growth: far from being simply unsightly, the spores from these moulds can have serious impacts on human health, causing or worsening skin conditions like eczema and respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Babies, children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are the most at risk.
Twistfix supplies several solutions to the condensation problem; many of these focus on prevention, such as anti-condensation coating, fungicidal paint additive, internal wall insulation and heat recovery fans that improve ventilation and reduce the likelihood of condensation occurring. We also supply tough steel fixings to enable the secure attachment of plasterboard insulation sheets. Where condensation has already occurred and allowed mould to flourish, our powerful mould remover (also available as part of a comprehensive kit) will deliver fast, reliable and lasting results.