Condensation and mould

Condensation and Mould

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors state that 1 in 5 UK homes are affected by condensation and mould growth. Condensation and mould is often caused as a result of inadequate ventilation for the people in the building. Installing effective ventilation can help control condensation. With a wide variety of cost-effective ventilation solutions, Vent-Axia can help both home owners and landlords tackle condensation and mould.

Condensation and the damp mould that goes with it, blights many homes across the UK. It is therefore important for social landlords to protect their housing stock against condensation and mould. Ventilation can help to control the humidity in your housing stock.

Why does condensation and mould form?

Why does condensation and mould form?

Everyday activities such as bathing, cooking, showering and even breathing generate moisture in the home which can lead to mould growth. In a bid to make houses more efficient and to lower energy bills, steps are taken to improve the airtightness of a home, but this means the home cannot breathe and the moisture-laden air can’t escape. As a result there is a build-up of water vapour causing condensation and increasing the risk of mould occurring.

Download our infographic that shows the causes of condensation and mould and steps you can take to prevent it from occurring >
Condensation and mould

Preventing condensation and mould

The key to preventing mould is simple: moisture control. It’s important to keep your property correctly ventilated to stop condensation from forming. Proper ventilation controls moisture and therefore inhibits mould growth by preventing condensation from forming. This in turn helps to improve indoor air quality as well as maintain the fabric of the building.

Read how Lo-Carbon PoziDry Compact has helped Crawley Borough Council to tackle mould. >Guide to prevent condensation and mould from occurring >

How can I get rid of mould?

Mould is a simple plant; if you want to kill it, stop watering it. If mould has already formed, painting over it will not solve the problem. Whilst we provide mould wash treatments, ventilation is mould’s biggest enemy as it removes the root cause: the moisture in the air. Where mould is present in bedrooms or other livings rooms, PoziDry Pro or PoziDry Compact will provide the answer. Fans like the Revive work in the kitchen or bathroom and can record when high humidity levels have triggered the boost speed, allowing the fan to build up a humidity profile of the individual property, helping to identify those properties that suffer from abnormally high humidity levels. All our products are guaranteed to last with warranties up to 7 years. This means that you can have peace of mind that our solutions are of an excellent standard.

See how Lo-Carbon Revive can help maintain humidity levels >Steps to prevent condensation and mould in your home >
Contact Us

Get in touch with us

We understand that every property and every problem is different which is why we have experts across the UK who are on hand to understand the extent of the problem and carry out a home survey to test the environment in the home and provide an action plan to tackle the problem.

Contact us to arrange a free consultation >

Indoor air pollutants such as dust mites and mould spores have a significant impact on indoor air quality leading to respiratory and dermatological problems. Our ventilation products provide an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure the indoor environments remain healthy and productive, all year-round.

planned-maintenance avoid mould

Why is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) important?

Did you know that indoor air can be up to 1000 times more polluted than outdoor air? As our homes have become increasingly air tight, the problem of poor IAQ has become less easy to ignore. Without good ventilation in a home, air quality can deteriorate and can lead to condensation, mould and a build-up of toxic chemicals. Positive input ventilation systems can filter and control the air path through the home, preventing the migration of damaging humidity and air pollutants. This type of solution is a simple way to provide good IAQ for residents, leading to healthier residents and homes.

Download our IAQ infographic on how IAQ affects us, it's causes and how you can improve air quality >
Healthy home

Essentials for a healthy home

The balanced healthy home environment means getting the right combination of Ventilation, Heating and Insulation. An ideal indoor environment for a home is one which is air-tight and well insulated, with consistent heating when required, matched with a ventilation system that removes moist and stale air to keep you healthy. Good ventilation is essential for removing excess moisture and stale air from your home and for maintaining indoor air quality.

Effective ventilation is key to a balanced healthy home >Here's how PIV provides a whole house ventilation solution to indoor air pollutants. >
How to reduce air pollution in your property

How to reduce air pollution in your property?

UK Air Pollution could cause 36,000 deaths a year - according to a recent report by King's College London and published by the government's committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP). With PoziDry Pro you can choose high-grade filters to remove particulate down to PM2.5 such as pollen and diesel particulates. If you have a property that suffers from air pollution and is difficult to rent, we can help.

What is Positive Input Ventilation? >View our Lo-Carbon PoziDry range >

If not acted upon quickly, mould and condensation issues can result in peeling paper and paint, black walls, rotting window frames and structural damage to the property. Installing ventilation systems can help to create a healthy indoor environment and reduce the risk of condensation and mould.

PoziDry

Positive Input Ventilation - Designed to reduce condensation and mould

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) is designed to control condensation in homes. It offers a highly effective solution to eradicate mould and improve indoor air quality. Operating by drawing in fresh, tempered air from the loft, our PoziDry Pro™ PIV unit introduces drier air into the home therefore reducing the moisture in the air. This fresh air is filtered before being bought into the home creating a healthy indoor environment and reducing the risk of condensation and mould, benefiting both the occupants and the structure of the building.

Read some commonly asked questions and answers related to positive input ventilation >What is Positive Input Ventilation? >
arrangeasitesurvey

Site Survey

We can help you avoid costly damage in the home caused by condensation and mould. We undertake free site surveys to identify mould and condensation issues in the property. Our ventilation consultants can help determine the best course of action and can also provide a report outlining ventilation recommendations that can help you deal with mould and condensation.

Arrange a site survey >Contact us to arrange a free consultation >
Empower your residents

Resident Education

If left untreated, condensation can lead to mould causing structural damage to the property. You can use our handy guides to show your residents about steps they can take to avoid build-up of moisture within their home, helping landlords and residents to work together for a better outcome.

Steps you can take to avoid condensation and mould in your home >

Condensation and the damp mould that goes with it, blights many homes across the UK. It is therefore important for social landlords to protect their housing stock against condensation and mould. Ventilation can help to control the humidity in your housing stock.

Why does condensation and mould form?

Why does condensation and mould form?

Everyday activities such as bathing, cooking, showering and even breathing generate moisture in the home which can lead to mould growth. In a bid to make houses more efficient and to lower energy bills, steps are taken to improve the airtightness of a home, but this means the home cannot breathe and the moisture-laden air can’t escape. As a result there is a build-up of water vapour causing condensation and increasing the risk of mould occurring.

Download our infographic that shows the causes of condensation and mould and steps you can take to prevent it from occurring >
Condensation and mould

Preventing condensation and mould

The key to preventing mould is simple: moisture control. It’s important to keep your property correctly ventilated to stop condensation from forming. Proper ventilation controls moisture and therefore inhibits mould growth by preventing condensation from forming. This in turn helps to improve indoor air quality as well as maintain the fabric of the building.

Read how Lo-Carbon PoziDry Compact has helped Crawley Borough Council to tackle mould. >Guide to prevent condensation and mould from occurring >

How can I get rid of mould?

Mould is a simple plant; if you want to kill it, stop watering it. If mould has already formed, painting over it will not solve the problem. Whilst we provide mould wash treatments, ventilation is mould’s biggest enemy as it removes the root cause: the moisture in the air. Where mould is present in bedrooms or other livings rooms, PoziDry Pro or PoziDry Compact will provide the answer. Fans like the Revive work in the kitchen or bathroom and can record when high humidity levels have triggered the boost speed, allowing the fan to build up a humidity profile of the individual property, helping to identify those properties that suffer from abnormally high humidity levels. All our products are guaranteed to last with warranties up to 7 years. This means that you can have peace of mind that our solutions are of an excellent standard.

See how Lo-Carbon Revive can help maintain humidity levels >Steps to prevent condensation and mould in your home >
Contact Us

Get in touch with us

We understand that every property and every problem is different which is why we have experts across the UK who are on hand to understand the extent of the problem and carry out a home survey to test the environment in the home and provide an action plan to tackle the problem.

Contact us to arrange a free consultation >

Indoor air pollutants such as dust mites and mould spores have a significant impact on indoor air quality leading to respiratory and dermatological problems. Our ventilation products provide an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure the indoor environments remain healthy and productive, all year-round.

planned-maintenance avoid mould

Why is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) important?

Did you know that indoor air can be up to 1000 times more polluted than outdoor air? As our homes have become increasingly air tight, the problem of poor IAQ has become less easy to ignore. Without good ventilation in a home, air quality can deteriorate and can lead to condensation, mould and a build-up of toxic chemicals. Positive input ventilation systems can filter and control the air path through the home, preventing the migration of damaging humidity and air pollutants. This type of solution is a simple way to provide good IAQ for residents, leading to healthier residents and homes.

Download our IAQ infographic on how IAQ affects us, it's causes and how you can improve air quality >
Healthy home

Essentials for a healthy home

The balanced healthy home environment means getting the right combination of Ventilation, Heating and Insulation. An ideal indoor environment for a home is one which is air-tight and well insulated, with consistent heating when required, matched with a ventilation system that removes moist and stale air to keep you healthy. Good ventilation is essential for removing excess moisture and stale air from your home and for maintaining indoor air quality.

Effective ventilation is key to a balanced healthy home >Here's how PIV provides a whole house ventilation solution to indoor air pollutants. >
How to reduce air pollution in your property

How to reduce air pollution in your property?

UK Air Pollution could cause 36,000 deaths a year - according to a recent report by King's College London and published by the government's committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP). With PoziDry Pro you can choose high-grade filters to remove particulate down to PM2.5 such as pollen and diesel particulates. If you have a property that suffers from air pollution and is difficult to rent, we can help.

What is Positive Input Ventilation? >View our Lo-Carbon PoziDry range >

If not acted upon quickly, mould and condensation issues can result in peeling paper and paint, black walls, rotting window frames and structural damage to the property. Installing ventilation systems can help to create a healthy indoor environment and reduce the risk of condensation and mould.

PoziDry

Positive Input Ventilation - Designed to reduce condensation and mould

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) is designed to control condensation in homes. It offers a highly effective solution to eradicate mould and improve indoor air quality. Operating by drawing in fresh, tempered air from the loft, our PoziDry Pro™ PIV unit introduces drier air into the home therefore reducing the moisture in the air. This fresh air is filtered before being bought into the home creating a healthy indoor environment and reducing the risk of condensation and mould, benefiting both the occupants and the structure of the building.

Read some commonly asked questions and answers related to positive input ventilation >What is Positive Input Ventilation? >
arrangeasitesurvey

Site Survey

We can help you avoid costly damage in the home caused by condensation and mould. We undertake free site surveys to identify mould and condensation issues in the property. Our ventilation consultants can help determine the best course of action and can also provide a report outlining ventilation recommendations that can help you deal with mould and condensation.

Arrange a site survey >Contact us to arrange a free consultation >
Empower your residents

Resident Education

If left untreated, condensation can lead to mould causing structural damage to the property. You can use our handy guides to show your residents about steps they can take to avoid build-up of moisture within their home, helping landlords and residents to work together for a better outcome.

Steps you can take to avoid condensation and mould in your home >
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