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CONDENSATION & BLACK MOULD 

Although not highly recognised below are just some of the common indoor air pollutants that could potentially be in your home affecting you and your family. 
 
Carbon dioxide (CO2), tobacco smoke, perfume, body odours – from building occupants. 
Dust, fibreglass, asbestos, gases, including formaldehyde – from building materials. 
Toxic vapours, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – from workplace cleansers, solvents, pesticides, disinfectants, glues. 
Gases, vapours, odours – off-gas emissions from furniture, carpets, and paints. 
Dust mites – from carpets, fabric, foam chair cushions. 
Microbial contaminants, fungi, moulds, bacteria – from damp areas, stagnant water and condensate pans. 
Ozone – from photocopiers, electric motors, electrostatic air cleaners. 

WHAT CAUSES CONDENSATION? 

Why not take a closer look at what causes condensation in our homes. Through a standard daily routine of showers, baths, boiling, cooking, drying clothes and breathing a family of 4 will contribute to approximately 4 pints of water per person a day, which will equal to over 100 pints of water vapour per week, which ultimately has to go somewhere.  
 
Now before the days of double glazing, wall and loft insulation this humid, stale air would find its escape route through ill-fitted windows and doors, lofts and so on. It would be replaced by fresher, colder air which actually means - a draught unfortunately! 

WHAT CAUSES BLACK MOULD? 

Black mould thrives on moist surfaces, particularly bathroom ceilings, crevices on bathroom walls and windowsills. Poor ventilation and excess moisture in the air can all be a lead to black mould growth. 
 
Bathrooms are extremely moist and damp and when moist air comes into contact with a surface at a lower temperature mould begins to materialise. Mould is an asexual organism, thus meaning one single pore can asexually reproduce trillions of mould spores in the space of just a few short days. 

How to resolve Black Mould & Condensation? 

Condensation & black mould are commonly caused by poor ventilation in your home which can be resolved by installing the correct ventilation systems which can be tailored to the requirements of your home. 
(PIV) Positive Input Ventilation 
Single room extract Fans (Bathroom/Kitchens) 
MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery) 

PIV - Positive Input Ventilation 

Ensures the whole property is ventilated. 
Saves energy. 
After just a few short days the PIV will eliminate condensation. 
Reduce house dust mite populations. 
PIV generates continuous fresh air into your home. 
Removes musty odours. 
Prevent black mould growth. 
Benefits asthma sufferers. 
Stops streaming windows. 
Quiet operation. 
Low Maintenance 

MVHR - Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery 

Removes stale air & replaces with clean air. 
Quiet operation. 
Ensures the whole property is ventilated. 
Reuses up to 95% of heath that otherwise would be lost. 
Low Maintenance 

Single room extraction fans 

Reduce humidity levels. 
Stops condensation. 
Combats damp & mould problems. 
Quiet operation. 
Improves indoor air quality. 
Heat recovery (Optional) 
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