As we are still in the depths of the ‘condensation season’ I thought I’d post up a brief video I shot today.
Whilst some surveys do require some head scratching, perhaps maybe a bit of data logging and many measurements, others just need a bit of common sense.
This is a typical case from Leeds, West Yorkshire. A simple and obvious problem, which has become blown up over time, by the combination of an unhappy tenant and a worried landlord. Sometimes damp and particularly mould problems become complex, when in fact, the majority are, like this one – pretty straightforward.
This is a ‘fly on the wall’ look at typical excessive humidity symptoms – it is not really for experienced surveyors, more a quick check for landlords and tenants.
The minimum any modernised apartment – with double glazing installed needs, is good extraction in the kitchen and bathroom. Good means better than adequate – adequate is not enough to cope with the moisture produced by modern occupancy habits. Our grandparents didn’t have power showers, microwaves, dishwashers, hair dryers and in ‘the olden days’ a bath once once a week at the most was the habit – not the two showers a day, many people take nowadays.
They didn’t get mould problems either…