Condesation Problems & Black Mould

Condesation causing black mould growth solutions

Because of poor insulation & heating and especially because of inadequate ventilation levels condensation and its associated black mould growth is a common problem in many Irish homes and apartments.

Many moulds are now recognised as posing a potential health hazard to the families and other occupants of mould contaminated homes and apartments.

Domestic condensation is basically caused by an imbalance between heating and ventilation levels and it occurs when some of the moisture in a moisture laden atmosphere is deposited on colder wall and ceiling surfaces. 

Over time this results in development of black mould growth in wall and ceiling corners. In a damp and vulnerable environment, built-in wardrobes fitted on north facing walls can be especially vulnerable to condensation mould growth.

Guidelines on treating black mould & reducing condensation



dampness, mould growth, woodworm, fungal infestation problems solutions Treat mould contaminated surfaces using the Wykamol Mould Eradication Kit.

dampness, mould growth, woodworm, fungal infestation problems solutions Ensure the all bathrooms in the house are mechanically ventilated – i.e. ensure that a good quality externally extracted ceiling or wall extract fan is fitted and used at all times during shower use.

dampness, mould growth, woodworm, fungal infestation problems solutions Ensure that all bedrooms in the house are properly ventilated by fitting passive ceiling ventilation in troublesome corner areas.

dampness, mould growth, woodworm, fungal infestation problems solutions Ensure the kitchen is mechanically ventilated – i.e. ensure that the over cooker hood is externally extracted and used at all times during cooking – good quality kitchen extract hoods are readily available from most kitchen appliance outlets.

dampness, mould growth, woodworm, fungal infestation problems solutions Always keep bulky furniture and fittings etc. away from cold external walls.

dampness, mould growth, woodworm, fungal infestation problems solutions Regularly ventilate your home by opening windows and doors – ventilation for 20 minutes twice daily is regarded as normal for most homes and apartments.

dampness, mould growth, woodworm, fungal infestation problems solutions Generally review heating and especially the attic insulation levels.


            Examples

Condensation Problems Causing Black Mould Growth

Condensation Problems Causing Black Mould Growth

Severe Condensation Problems

Condensation Problems Causing Black Mould Growth