CONDENSATION OR LEAK

CONDENSATION MARKS ON CEILINGS / WALLS

IS IT A LEAK OR CONDENSATION THE VIDEO BELOW WILL SHOW YOU

 

HOW DO I STOP CONDENSATION MARKS?

A typical condensation mark, on the outside facing wall of a bedroom interior. (wall and ceiling)

First things first….If you are unsure, we are always willing to investigate these marks for you….Free of charge.

Condensation marks can sometimes look very much like leaks, typically they occur on an outside facing wall or the edges of ceilings (especially when loft insulation is not rolled out to the very edges off the attic space) also on windows. It can also be found behind furniture when moved away from walls and sometimes even in wardrobes.

These marks are caused by warm moist air in the bedroom, bathroom or around the house being drawn to a cold surface. Cooking, showering and even breathing creates plenty of warm moist air, this is then going to seek out the coldest surface to land on. The answer is ventilation, the more fresh air circulation the better.

Try to leave windows ajar or on locked night vent. Alternatively invest in a small dehumidifier if the condensation is really bad but soon as you turn them off the condensation problem will start so vents are best.

 

It’s very similar to sitting in a car on a cold day, the longer you sit there eventually the windows steam up, this is caused by warm moist air from breath. However if you turn on the fan heater, the condensation slowly disappears with the air flow.