Black Mould

What Causes Damp & Mould?

Mould and damp are caused by excess moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by leaking pipes, rising damp in basements or ground floors, or rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames.

A newly built home may be damp if the water used when building it is still drying out – for example, in the plaster on the walls. Excess moisture indoors can also be caused by condensation.

As our houses have become more insulated and draughts are being blocked, there is a reduction in the amount of ventilation in our homes. The impact is like we are living in a Tupperware box where our homes cannot breathe.

In our homes, when the temperature is warm, the air can hold the moisture. When the temperature drops in winter or at night, the air can no longer hold the moisture and it reaches its ‘dew point’ which is the point at which the moisture produced in the air cannot escape so the moisture migrates to the coldest parts of the house such as the windows and walls. This moisture turns into water and condensation is formed and the repeated build-up of condensation can then further result in mould growth.

To put it simply, condensation occurs because water vapour in the air deposits itself on surfaces that are at lower temperatures. When moist air encounters these cold surfaces and cannot escape, it releases some of this moisture onto the surface as water droplets that cannot dry themselves.

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Black Mould Control & Prevention

Black mould is the unfortunate, unsightly, and unhealthy side effect of condensation, most households put up with wet windows from condensation but when the black mould starts to grow, people become embarrassed and start to clean the mould week after week, but it just grows back.

You can spend money and time insulating the affected area, but the mould just starts to grow elsewhere in the home. It seems like a never-ending battle.

The mould is not something you should blame yourself for, it is down to the moisture levels in the air and the black mould feeding on the moisture.

Removing the mould through cleaning it is not enough to remove the problem as it will keep reappearing if the air quality is not improved adequately. Unfortunately, black mould is a common household problem, but we can assess and carry out the measures necessary to ensure there is no recurrence of the problem. Once our PIV Units get the moisture problem under control, the black mould will then die and not reappear.

Treat Black Mould With PIV Units

Our Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) Systems work by preventing the damp and mould growth in the home and on the walls by introducing and circulating the air. PIV Units is the solution to prevent this in the future. The system ventilates the home from within, thereby eliminating the need to open windows.

Our PIV Units are a dynamic whole-home ventilation control unit which are discreetly located in a central position on your landing area or loft working very efficiently to ventilate your entire home, transforming the stagnant stale atmosphere into a fresh, healthy, condensation and mould free environment.

By pushing fresh, filtered air gently into the home and individual rooms it does not allow the stale air to settle. The result will be constant fresh air movement eliminating the humidity that causes condensation and mould.

We work with our customers to provide the desired amount of ventilation required, thereby creating a cleaner, fresher home environment.

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