Average Labour Cost/Price to Cure Condensation
To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…
(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
Average Cost to Cure Condensation
You need to open a bathroom win…….hang on, you can probably do that yourself can’t you?
Fitting an extractor fan is covered in it’s own article.
Ventilating the loft is covered in it’s own article.
Adding a radiator or adding a towel rail are also covered in separate articles.
Mould and water stain removal is covered in it’s own article.
(Bit of a doddle this pricing lark, what)!
Price Guide and Information Sheet on the Cost of Curing Condensation
Congratulations, you’re a very lucky bunny, you are the proud possessor of the easiest type of damp to get rid of.
If there’s water vapour in the air (and there usually is, even though we can’t see it) it will condense on any surface which is colder than itself. If you’re not a scientist, when vapour condenses, it turns back to water again, then proceeds to soak into something which we’d rather remained dry.
Single glazing attracts condensation because it is in contact with the outside air, which is usually colder than the household air. Double glazing doesn’t attract condensation because the internal sheet of glass is the same temperature as the household air. Whoopee!
Condensation is obviously more prevalent in bathrooms and kitchens for obvious reasons. If left to its own devices the constant condensation will cause a permanently damp surface such as a bathroom ceiling, which will slowly become mouldy.
On occasions condensation can occur on a concrete screed under wooden laminate floor coverings. This is only discovered when the floor is taken up of course. The concrete is cold, the house isn’t, there is air between the floor and the concrete and hey presto! In these cases the layer of foam that should have gone down under the floor wasn’t fitted.
Condensation can also occur in lofts. If there’s no ventilation in the loft, all the warm air “seeping up” from the house will condense on the timberwork and felt. True, it looks all lovely and sparkly, but it’s a bad thing!
Two simple processes will remove condensation problems. Warm up the surface so the vapour won’t condense, (heat the room, or if heated, heat it more) and/or, introduce a bit of air flow, (open a window or fit an extractor fan, preferably a humidifan).
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