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Identifying Condensation

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  • 11-05-2017
Identifying Condensation

Identifying Condensation 

Condensation comes in many forms that is why it is quite hard to distinguish. Most commonly, it occurs on ceiling or walls like a damp on surface of the building. With the right knowledge, one can easily identify condensation. 

Generally, it is best determined when beads of moisture are present in the building. If you are new to this, you might get confused whether it is indeed condensation or just any other water formation. But, once you see through the wall or ceiling clearly, you will know that it is different. You should know that condensation is actually moisture that appears on non-absorbent surfaces. This includes vinyl wall, windows and most especially on ceramic wall tiles. 

Yet, it's also important to note that it is possible for condensation to be present on all surfaces where moisture is inevitable. This makes it even more difficult to know that it exists. You may not notice until damage on the building structure start to show. Signs of damage to  walls  include  paint peeling,  growth of mould and rotting wet. 

The difficulty of identifying condensation can be addressed effectively. This can be done through an efficient diagnosis of the entire building or property. Diagnosis involves using of a damp detector to be placed in each room of the property.

  • If it's your house, make sure to place the detector on all areas to prevent future problems and potential risks to life and property. The detector will help you compare the level of risks that condensation may cause.
  • A diagnosis should be done for identifying condensation.  An assessment of outdoor or exterior features of the building must also come to play. 

There are a series of contributing factors resulting to condensation such as cold weather and frequent rain. A building is more susceptible to damp or moisture during these times. Falling and penetrating damp if not resolved immediately may also result to condensation. Majority of homeowners will take this thing lightly.  Most people lack knowledge regarding the risks brought by condensation. 

Take some of your time in assessing your property. You might not know but condensation is beginning to pose threat to the foundation of your house or building. It's always a good thing to know these things  as early as now so you know what to do when the problem arises.

Be a responsible property owner and widen your knowledge about important matters such as this one. Ensure that  you are knowledgeable in determining condensation. 

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