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The perils of living alongside damp and mould

March 18, 2019

Home improvement

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Imagine if you had no choice but to live in a damp-ridden home. In this day and age, no-one should be forced into such living conditions, however, a Brockworth family have recently had to move out of their rented home thanks to this common British housing issue.

How can damp and mould affect your health?

Outlined in the local story above, damp and mould can seriously impact upon your health and lifestyle. The perils of living alongside damp and mould include:

  • Respiratory problems e.g. croup, which affects children & babies’ airways
  • Asthma attacks/flare-ups
  • Becoming more prone to allergies e.g. sneezing & skin rashes

What are the causes of damp and mould?

Caused by excess moisture in the air, there are a number of reasons behind domestic damp and mould. The most common causes include:

  1. Leaks caused by roofwindow or door frame damage
  2. Leaking pipes
  3. Rising damp
  4. New buildings that are still drying out
  5. Excess moisture indoors e.g. a tumble dryer that isn’t vented correctly

I have double glazing condensation – what should I do?

uPVC casement windows with double glazing

This all depends on whether the condensation is on the inside or the outside of your windows or actually in between the panes of glass.

What does double glazing condensation on the inside of the window mean?

If condensation is forming on the inside of the glass, it’s most likely being caused by high humidity factors within your home. These factors could be due to cooking, showering and even breathing.

What does double glazing condensation on the outside of the window mean?

If condensation is forming on the outside of your windows, there isn’t anything to worry about; as modern double glazing retains more of the heat inside, this just means that your glazing is doing its job.

What does double glazing condensation in between the panes of glass mean?

If condensation has found its way in between the panes of glass, this could be a warning sign that your double-glazed unit needs replacing; usually due to a seal failure. Contact a local double-glazing expert to visit your home and confirm whether this is the case, as a double-glazing repair may be possible.

Allow us to rid your Gloucester or Cheltenham home from double glazing condensation once and for all!

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