Overcoming condensation and mould problems
Airtech helps landlords overcome condensation and mould to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard
Condensation and mould control specialist, Airtech, provides a comprehensive service to Housing Associations and Local Authorities to overcome the problems of condensation and mould and help create healthy homes for residents. Following the recent publication of the 2017 Scottish House Condition Survey, which found that 68% of dwellings in Scotland have some degree of disrepair, this service is an ideal solution for landlords keen to meet the criteria set out in the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS).
The SHQS is helping address disrepair issues and within the criteria is ensuring satisfactory ventilation is available. Effective ventilation is key in preventing condensation and mould and for the provision of good indoor air quality (IAQ), the health benefits of which are now well established. And with condensation and mould an enduring issue in many properties, social housing landlords will be pleased to know that Airtech are on hand to provide solutions to help them ensure that their housing stock meets this standard and help reduce the disrepair figures.
“With a staggering 65% of homes in the UK suffering from poor IAQ as a result of inadequate ventilation, Scottish landlords meeting the ventilation criteria of the SHQS are helping improve the health of their residents, as well as ensuring they comply with regulations” said Jeremy Cleeter at Airtech. “For social housing landlords condensation and mould can be a persistent and costly problem but it’s possible to break the cycle. Airtech’s expert advice and solutions can make a real difference to the standards in social housing properties and help landlords meet their obligations.”
Airtech offers three simple steps that can solve the problem of condensation and mould; comprehensive property surveys to identify condensation, damp and mould problems and recommendations to solve the issues; mould removal treatment and redecoration; and full installation of adequate ventilation equipment to ensure condensation and mould won’t return. The treatment and mould removal are backed by a unique three-year guarantee that mould will not return.
Boasting patented market-leading ventilation technology that improves tenant comfort and efficiency Airtech can offer landlords the correct solution for individual properties. This can range from the Air+ Wall and Air+ Loft Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) to environment sensing bathroom and kitchen fans and data gathering fans.
Featuring Airtech’s unique control and data logging the company’s ventilation products will record details of the home environment, such as humidity and temperature levels to allow the landlord or contractor to track and analyse the correlation of these variables together on one graph. This will allow a landlord to clearly track the effects changing lifestyle habits have on a home environment. It will also demonstrate how reducing relative humidity through adequate heating and ventilation can maintain a healthy home. Airtech’s sophisticated data logging allows landlords to interrogate saved IAQ data thus giving peace of mind.
Hand-in-hand with the data logging, Airtech’s specialist control platform monitors the data as it is collected and modulates the fan accordingly to react automatically and proportionally to rising humidity levels, offering quick and effective humidity control. This ensures the resident keeps the optimum environment in the home to avoid condensation forming, thus helping maintain good IAQ.
Airtech also runs free CPD training courses to help landlords understand the difference between damp and mould, health implications, causes and consequences, as well as solutions and data logging. This training helps ensure landlords know how to break the cycle of condensation and mould, thus protecting both residents and their housing stock. Airtech also supplies free mould information leaflets when working with a social housing provider so tenants understand why they should not dry washing indoors or pile clothes or other items against an external wall. Plus, Airtech provides a Freephone customer care helpline for tenants to seek advice on its ventilation products.
For more information, training details or for a free survey call: 01823 690 292 email: email@example.com or visit the Airtech website