Property Preservation Specialists with over 20 years experience

Condensation Control

Location: 
Bristol, Somerset

In July we were asked by a landlord to investigate condensation levels in a 3-bedroom semi-detached house in Bristol.

The property had just been vacated and now required complete redecoration works before it could be presented for rental again. Whilst in occupation the previous tenants had complained about mould growth on the walls and on possessions.

Whilst unoccupied it was difficult to make an assessment on the levels of condensation that were due to poor lifestyle choices and those that occurred due to poor ventilation, insulation and layout. On inspection mould spotting was found in all the bedrooms and to the bathroom ceiling. In one bedroom it was particularly bad were furniture had been positioned against an external wall.

Options for remedial work were presented to the client and it was decided to replace the inline bathroom extractor with an improved unit and to install a Drimaster Heat  PIV unit to the loft to vent into the central hallway. Advice was given to the client in relation to the cleaning of the mould and we provided an anti mould additive MCS 3 which can be added to a normal emulsion paint to assist in the prevention of mould spotting.

The tenants vacating and the redecoration due to mould growth would cost the Landlord around £2000 our remedial works would ensure this didn’t happen again.