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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:08 am 
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Hi, recently moved into a 2 bedroom flat with vents in every room. Just above floor level and below ceiling level, well now it's got cold every night all the bottom vents are all damp, which is making all the surrounding wall wet plus all the way round the corners of the windows. They are all condensationed up too. Plus causing mould in these areas.

This seems to only be happening in the main bedroom and lounge. Seems to be no way of stopping it unless we don't put any heating on or leave the windows open.

I had cleaned off all the mould with bleach yesterday and had the windows open to allow everything to dry which it had. Since then woke up to find all the vents damp and walls so can see the mould returning.

Really has put me off of ever living in a ground floor flat ever again.

Any help would be appreciated cheers


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Condensation is a common issue if flats, you should try running a dehumidifier and see how that goes at first. Is it an old property/new build?

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theres millions of them in tyne and wear. theyre called tyneside flats. victorian sort of builds. the cavity often is blocked with crap. bridging whatever the damp course is thats fitted. we seem to always be getting phone calls to look at jobs like this


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Thanks we are thinking of getting a dehumidifier as a backup. I'd say it's probably 20 years old or thereabouts.


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Yeah, if its 20 years old it should be reasonably well sealed in terms of draughts etc so any cooking, drying clothes, showers etc will increase the humidity in the flat. Unless you regularly have windows or at least the trickle vents open, it'll continue to build up. I presume the mould you mention is lots of small black spots? If so, that's typical condensation mould. Dehum sounds like the best starting option.

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