Damp and condensation both lead to mould. They can damage your building or worse your health.
Damp can be caused by a number of things: a leaky drain, pipe, roof, rising damp due to a lack of a damp proof membrane — just to name a few reasons. It’s important to get to the root of the condensation problem and address it appropriately.
Condensation can be a more complex issue to solve. It is caused by an increase in internal humidity, and is often attributed to cooking, bathing and drying clothes. In order to reduce the effects of condensation, the control of moisture is necessary along with appropriate insulation, heating and ventilation installation. Moisture will condense on a cold surface, so therefore we try to insulate walls, ceilings, floors and install good glazing to increase internal surface temperature and reduce the risk of condensation.
Mould formation can occur in various areas of the house: on bedroom wall corners, cold rooms or within furniture such as built in wardrobes. In some of these cases the use of a dehumidifier is advised, although for the bathroom this is rarely an adequate solution. Wall vents for condensation are always advisable to keep mould at bay.Get a Quote
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Ventilation Installation Dublin
We are a Dublin based company specialising in ventilation installation, fitting of wall vents for condensation, extractor fans, humidity vents, heat recovery units and humidity controlled fans.
The need for heating is self-explanatory. Proper heating is important especially with old Irish houses where the state of the house insulation is usually not great. If your house is fitted with old style storage heater units you may want to get them inspected or upgraded.
Permanent background ventilation is required by law in all habitable rooms. This can take several forms including the usual "whole in the wall" vents, condensation vents, window vents and several types of mechanical ventilation.
It’s becoming clear that with increased air-tightness there are questions and decisions to be made regarding how we supply adequate fresh air to our new and retrofitted homes. In retrofit situations with increased air-tightness and insulation levels, the use of mechanical ventilation can often be the best solution –although specialist assistance in choosing a system is recommended.
We are experts in ventilation installation. Get in touch today for an inspection and a quote for installing wall vents in your home.
Wall Vents for Condensation
Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation (MVHR) is a relatively new phenomenon in Ireland but well established in other European countries. Its main bonus as the name suggests, is it systems ability to recycle your home's generated heat while providing fresh air in the process. These systems are not suitable for retrofit scenarios, unless an amazing standard of air-tightness was achieved.
The use of a humidity stat can help to ascertain whether your home may have a condensation or damp problem. A normal house should read between 40 -70% relative humidity (RH) on a typical sensor (allowing for some cooking, washing fluctuations here), you’ll get one online for circa €30. If you feel you have a damp issue, a good initial inspection can be carried out by simply using your hand or with the aid of a damp meter – a cheap one will be available online for circa €20.