Mould Issues that arise in colder months

It’s true summer is over and the cold weather is fast approaching and with it comes the scourge of mould….

Coloured moulds on handbags and shoes, fur on your delicate clothing. The backs of wardrobes and corners of your rooms plagued by mould spotting. Time to start mopping the window sills and squeegeeing the windows from the inside!

I once moved a baby’s cot from a wall while completing a survey and the pattern of the rungs remained on the wall in a thick black furry prominence, no surprise the child had a cough.


If your unlucky enough to suffer from condensation related symptoms:

  • Mould spots on ceilings, window frames, external doors.
  • Windows covered in water droplets every morning.
  • Mouldy possessions.
  • A definite ‘damp’ smell particularly in cupboards.

Then its fixable, for nearly 10 years now we have been fitting anti condensation units in houses and flats from Yeovil to Bristol. We have found that the PIV system (positive input ventilation) is the most efficient and successful and whilst we constantly monitor the industry for innovation our preferred supplier for the last 6 years have been NUAIRE, a UK based manufacturer with a fantastically reliable and energy efficient range of products.

Take a look at their range…….

A PIV system is a single unit installed in the loft, where there is one, or on an external wall if in a flat. It operates 24/7 bringing clean dry air into the property and forcing the wet air out…. they work! we have never had one fail yet and they are suitable for nearly all properties. Our favourite unit is the Drimaster heat, a loft mounted unit that will ventilate up to a 5-bedroom house.

We can also upgrade or fit new a bathroom or kitchen extractor with the latest continuous ‘trickle’ function and low energy usage.

Don’t let condensation ruin your life let us help.

Check out our condensation control services.

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Why choose Wessex Damp & Timber

25 Years of Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the service sector you will receive an unrivaled level of customer care from the survey through to the completion of works.

Unrivaled Customer Care

We are a family run business with a professional and modern approach whilst still maintaining that personal level of service you associate with a local company.

Professional Service

Constantly seeking to maintain our knowledge base we access all the latest information and available literature to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.

Wessex Damp and Timber are an industry leading company who provides services to help cure dampness and condensation in both the home and commerical environments.

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Services We Offer

Some of the services we offer in property preservation

If you have issues in your home such as peeling paint or loose plaster, mould spotting or visible stains and ‘tide’ marks then you may have a damp problem and if so we have the solution. Whether it’s rising or penetrating damp we will provide you with a diagnosis and the solution.

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Condensation in its simplest form is when moist air comes into contact with colder air or a colder surface and the water contained in the air is released to form condensation in the air or on the surface. It often results in black mould growth on walls and surfaces or you can see water droplets.

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Aged and Period properties can often be cold and condensation will form on external walls, we can provide various types of solid insulation and often incorporate this with a level of damp proofing. Internal temperatures will improve and mould spotting reduces.

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