Condensation, Damp & Mould - Banished for Good
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Dampness in our homes is caused by too much moisture in our atmosphere (high humidity), which when cooled, reaches a dew point and condenses on the coldest surface it can find.
This moisture is increased by our everyday activities such as cooking, showering, bathing, laundry and even breathing.
Portable gas fires are also notorious for producing vast amounts of moisture in our homes. Adequate ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens will extract much of this excess, but the remaining moisture will condense on windows and walls and will be absorbed by porous surfaces and fabrics.
Black or Toxic Mould is a slimy, greenish black substance which can result in a very serious health risk.
While toxic black mould is less common than other moulds, it is far from rare.
Plaster surfaces, curtains, furniture, backs of pictures, leather, paper, cotton and canvas act as hosts
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For some though, the health problems are less easy to fix, especially in Cyprus during the winter months. Heating a home makes the problem worse, driving the damp into and sometimes through the walls. Mould and mildew are just like an infection - once a mould spore finds a damp surface it only needs warmth to start it growing, driving its roots deep into the plaster and spreading across the surface.
Scraping and repainting seldom kill the roots and the mould will grow back through the newly painted wall.
Patching the damp patches is no solution -
if you want to fix the issue, the moisture has to go.
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For 30 years, Ebac has been the UK's leading dehumidifier brand, protecting homes from humidity, damp and condensation, as well as relieving allergies and ailments such as bronchitis and arthritis.
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Modern house construction in Cyprus, combined with normal everyday activities such as washing, cooking, bathing and drying laundry, creates a big problem of excess moisture in the home.
In the past this excess moisture would 'escape' through doors and windows or collect on a window as condensation.
Today excess moisture creates many problems - damp, mould, mildew, internal condensation - all of which are damaging to our homes if left untreated.
Such conditions have been proved to aggravate Arthritis and Asthma, and provide the perfect breeding ground for dust mites, which provoke an allergic reaction in over 4 million people in the UK alone.
A dehumidifier removes this excess moisture created on a daily basis, allowing us to protect our homes and maintain a healthy living environment.
Single skin walls; concrete floors and ceilings; no extraction in bathrooms and kitchens; poor or inappropriate heating. These can all combine to make our homes very unpleasant places to be in during Cyprus winter.
It is almost as though they are designed for dampness.