Is your or your tenanted property affected by these problems?
Black mould on walls or fabrics and furnishings
Complaints from tenants over poor air quality
Condensation accounts for approximately 70% of reported damp problems in domestic dwellings.
DVS have a number of cost effective solutions for both home owners and landlords, ensuring the fabric of your properties are protected and the living environment for its occupants is a healthy one.
Condensation dampness is a result of too much moisture in the air generated by bathing, showering and even breathing. Most homes will experience condensation dampness with streaming windows, damp surfaces and musty smells. Even people produce around 2 litres of moisture per day.
More importantly however condensation can also lead to mould growing on walls and in some cases on our clothes when stored in cupboards. The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) identifies damp and mould as one of the 24 hazards which could cause 'risk or harm to health and safety of an actual or potential occupier'.
As we improve housing conditions with double glazing and insulation, the air tightness of a property is increased, allowing little room for a property to be naturally ventilated and as a result condensation dampness is becoming growing problem.
In short condensation dampness is a common consequence of modern living and more energy efficient homes.
When condensation dampness starts to form and in particular mould growth, it is not only unpleasant but damaging and costly to your property, causing premature redecoration or replacement. Many people also associate mould growth with health problems.
Good Ventilation ensures that you:
Avoid costly re-decoration costs by providing an environment in which condensation dampness cannot exist.
Keep a healthy home with improved indoor air quality, removing external pollutants such as traffic fumes and radon gas.
Create a low allergen home by reducing dust mites and pollens, helping to ease the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory problems.
How DVS can help combat condensation problems.
By installing an effective ventilation solution into your property, you are ensuring that the moisture generated from day to day living is either extracted or replaced with good quality air and this will significantly reduce or eliminate condensation dampness.
DVS offer a tried and tested solution called Positive Input Ventilation that ventilates your entire property with one single fan. Positive Input Ventilation gently supplies fresh filtered air into a property, ensuring that the moisture laden air is continuously diluted, displaced and replaced with good quality air.
Domestic Ventilation Services Ltd
Southampton SO14 0ST
Telephone: 07749 756095
This is a mobile number being used whilst we move offices.
Company registered in England and Wales no 08956710
VAT reg no. 203 7944 14
Members of the Residential Ventilation Association
Members of National Custom and Self Build Association
BPEC accredited Engineers
DVS provide a full range of ventilation services to Housing Associations.
Our clients include
New World (London)