Condensation and mould
Adequate ventilation is of crucial importance to the overall maintenance and protection of your property and its inhabitants.
The build-up of condensation within the roof space remains an issue as the industry moves towards more energy efficient buildings. For many homeowners, the big consideration when it comes to energy saving is insulation. Whilst this is an important aspect for keeping your house warm and reducing energy costs, the need for roof ventilation should not be neglected as this could lead to serious and indeed costly repercussions.
By ensuring you have an adequate level of roof ventilation in your roof you can make significant strides towards preventing the build-up of condensation and the associated problems of damp that this causes.
Condensation and mould presents a real issue for landlords. Under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 it’s a legal requirement that rental properties are fit for human habitation, including having effective ventilation and being free from damp. Therefore it’s essential that landlords ensure their properties are protected. Jeremy Cleeter from condensation and mould control specialist Airtech shares his top tips for staying on top of this enduring problem.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidelines relating to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) which will be of particular interest to UK social housing landlords. In the consultation document NICE encourages landlords to be aware of the air quality in their residents’ homes, a subject that is becoming an increasingly vital issue in the UK. The final NICE document is scheduled for publication in December but the need for improved IAQ in the home is clear.
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.
The dangerous impact of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on our health is now well established, with condensation, mould and the use of household products all adding up to create an unhealthy living environment. To combat this, Airtech, the mould and condensation control specialist, has developed a comprehensive service over the last 30 years to offer landlords solutions for healthy homes. Further expanding its range of data gathering ventilation solutions is the new Air+ Wall Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) that is ideal for apartments and smaller homes without a loft.
As housing becomes increasingly airtight to improve energy efficiency, more homes are being blighted by condensation, mould and the associated problems they bring. Not only does this create the need for redecoration, it can cause costly damage to the fabric of the building. Add to this the fact that it leads to poor IAQ, and landlords can have a serious problem on their hands. And with the new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 now in force, landlords are legally obligated to ensure that their properties are fit for human habitation from the start and throughout a tenancy, including the need for effective ventilation and freedom from damp.
Vent-Axia, the ventilation industry leaders, has welcomed the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which came into force on 20th March 2019.
Airtech helps landlords meet requirements of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act