With over three decades’ of industry related experience, Cornerstone are experts in diagnosing condensation, mould and fungal growth. We are on hand to advise, detect and report on property problems to ensure the correct remedial response is undertaken with a clear understanding of root cause and potential resolutions.
We recognise that mould and fungus development is due in the main to excess moisture in structures and these have either been directly wetted, affected by penetrating damp or hygroscopic materials absorbing moisture from the atmosphere.
Not all damp in structures is caused by building faults typically, plumbing leaks and water ingress etc. Occupational activities such as drying clothes, cooking, bathing and breathing can also introduce high levels of moisture into the property and when conditions allow, can cause condensation to develop on surfaces.
The control of atmospheric moisture production and surface temperatures can often resolve a condensation issue, so correct diagnosis is critical and it is essential a prompt and accurate investigation is made so that the most appropriate remedial action can be taken.
Bringing Cornerstone on board to undertake an investigation will result in a site inspection and the provision of a clear, understandable and detailed technical report on the problem itself including a thorough and fact-based investigation into the root cause.
To assist the investigation process Cornerstone offer a Remote Monitoring service of internal atmospheric conditions. This, along with a detailed structural moisture survey, clearly identifies the existence of condensation, how it is primarily driven and if there are any supporting structural defects.
Mould can occur within the first 24 – 48 hours in an affected property if the conditions are ideal for their colonisation. Previous notes relating to the removal of excess moisture from the property greatly help in alleviating this potential problem.
Escape of Water claimScenario: A high value property suffered a large scale loss of water over a number of days whilst the owner was absent from the address.
A detailed survey was undertaken to establish the damage extent, develop a restorative drying schedule and identify necessary enabling works requiring project management through to reinstatement.
In some instances damp and condensation can be cause by a leak, we have cutting edge leak detection equipment. For information regarding our leak detection service click here.
If you would like more information regarding our Damp / Condensation service please get in touch with our expert team today.