Condensation and moisture causes mould and water damage

Condensation, Moisture and Rising Damp Issues

Condensation and moisture are a massive problem for all types of buildings across Australia - both trapped moisture due to poor ventilation and water intruding into the building envelope. The presence of moisture is always a precursor to various building ailments. This can adversely effect the health of all occupants, especially the young and elderly and those suffering from respiratory ailments.

In addition to the health of the occupants, the integrity of the building structure is significantly compromised by excess moisture, compromising the structural integrity of the foundations, walls and floors of a brick building and the structural timbers, flooring and plaster walls of any timber or brick veneer property. Moisture can also promote termite infestation.

Whilst removal of moisture - whether it is from an event like a flood or a burst pipe, or just from a lack of ventilation - must be a priority for any building owner, prevention should be the highest priority for every building occupant.

How Condensation Occurs

Condensation is the most common moisture problem in Australian homes which can result in water damage and mould forming in the interior. As we become more efficient at insulating or sealing our homes, air is increasingly becoming trapped in the building envelope.

Windows are well sealed and often not opened regularly enough, and common entry points for fresh air are no longer so common. With nowhere to go, the natural moisture which is created through everyday life - breathing, eating, cooking, showering, sleeping - will condensate onto the colder surfaces inside the building, leading to streaming windows and mould growth.

Removal of moisture from the building envelope can be achieved in two ways:

Short term, immediate relief can be provided with the use of professional dehumidifiers, portable heaters and air movement. Long term solutions are achieved by introducing filtered, fresh and warmed air into the living areas, the existing internal air and moisture will be diluted and thereby reduce the moisture levels, eliminating condensation formation and effectively eliminating mould generation. As the heated air is introduced from a building high point, it forces the cooler, moisture laden air downwards and, as well as diluting it and reducing humidity levels, it will also forcibly expel the cooler, lower air out of building voids that are always available in all but the most hermetically sealed properties.

Moisture and Water Damage, and Rising Damp Prevention

Whilst no-one can plan against any water intrusion from an accident or storm, everyone can plan to counteract moisture issues by addressing several aspects of their property - the generation of moisture and the property's ability to vent any moisture generated.

Our company can provide you with a detailed report on how best to deny excess moisture from your property... More information on moisture remediation.

Moisture Removal will eliminate Condensation Problems and water damage issues

If moisture has penetrated your building and gained a foothold causing adverse effects to either the building or occupants, drying out of the affected area becomes the priority - and, following on from that, preventing it from returning is a vital part of our service.

There is no point in repairing the affects of moisture damage - rising damp, plaster, timber and foundation deterioration - if the presence of moisture is not at the same time eliminated permanently... More information on moisture removal.

Call us on 1300 382 826 or email us for more details or to arrange for a free inspection and 12 report.

Inspect for Moisture & Damp

  • Thermal imaging cameras detect moisture and danp problems behind walls.
  • Inspection cameras can detect mould and rising damp in areas that may not be accessible.
  • Penetrative and non penetrative moisture metres can detect moisture and damp on wall surfaces and inside wall cavities.

Rising damp, mould and leaking bathrooms fixed with Dampco's onsite inspections

Drying Moisture & Rising Damp

  • Our purpose built trailers are the most powerful drying facilities in Australia.
  • Fast drying is one of the most important equirements for effective mould removal.
  • Large heaters dry out wet sub floor spaces quickly. Our trailer mounted heating units are the fastest drying units in the country.

Drying damp areas with our powerful onsite drying trailers

Cleaning & Removing Mould

  • Our company specialises in mould remediation using the dry ice blasting method.
  • HEPA filtered inscribers filter the internal air to remove mould spores.
  • Dehumidifiers and fairgoers help remove humidity and moisture from the indoor environment.

Dampco removes rising damp and mould by treating the entire area with advanced sealing and drying techniques