Why does condensation occur in colder months?

The recent weather means you’re most likely to of had your windows open and fans on, day and night ! Miraculously no water on the windows and sills and no new mould on the walls, handbags, shoes and window frames. If you have spent the colder months plagued by condensation issues then this will be a nice break from the norm.

With fewer cold surfaces present for warm moist air to condense and with an increase in ventilation (though it doesn’t seem that way when the fan is blowing warm air around the room) as windows are left open and more time is spent outdoors instead of huddled round the TV symptoms are kept to a minimum. Washing can once again be left outside on the line to dry and showers are preferred to a bath.

Then this is the ideal time to deal with the problem that you know will return when the weather becomes colder, condensation, mould and that damp smell ! A free of charge survey will help to identify the best solution which may be as simple as some improved lifestyle choices, improved extraction in the bathroom and kitchen, insulation to external walls or the installation of a PIV unit (positive input ventilation). We can provide a full range of solutions for your property whether you have a house in Yeovil or a top floor apartment in Bristol.

Whilst we have access to all the latest products in the market we have found the Nuaire range to be particularly good when it comes to PIV units both for build quality, performance and value for money. Take a look at their range:


We have been successfully curing condensation problems through out the south west for more than 10 years now with detailed specifications to control condensation, eradicate mould and improve the quality of air in your home so call us today or complete the survey request form. Don’t wait for problems to reappear if you deal with it now then decorating is easier and prevention is certainly a lot less painful than the laborious cleaning of mouldy ceilings and walls.

Check out our services for condensation control.

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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.

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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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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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