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Old 03-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hi, can anyone suggest what l need to do to cure damp. In my back bedroom on either side of the double glazed window and on the ceiling l have black mould, l try and keep the room aired but it seems i am loosing the battle.
I have been told that my roof tiles are ok, so l am at a loss, has anyone got any idea's for me.

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Old 03-09-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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use a dehumidifier

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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Lots of potential causes.

Poor window flashing details, not stripped in with Ice and Water Shield.

Voids or missing vapor barrier in either the walls or the attic.

Poor ventilation in the attic.

Minimal and inadequate R-Vaue for the insulation in the attic and/or walls.

Leak missed by other roofer inspecting the roof.

Try running a fan continuously in that room and see if it gets any better.

If not, and no one can determine the moisture source, then pay to have an infrared camera inspection done, which some home inspectors have access to.

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Lots of potential causes.

Poor window flashing details, not stripped in with Ice and Water Shield.

Voids or missing vapor barrier in either the walls or the attic.

Poor ventilation in the attic.

Minimal and inadequate R-Vaue for the insulation in the attic and/or walls.

Leak missed by other roofer inspecting the roof.

Try running a fan continuously in that room and see if it gets any better.

If not, and no one can determine the moisture source, then pay to have an infrared camera inspection done, which some home inspectors have access to.

Ed

Many Thanks for your time and advice, l will get these checked out.

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:27 AM   #5
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You are very welcome Brenda.

Please report back when you attempt to solve your problem with the mold and let us know if any of those possible solutions met your needs.

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Hi, can anyone suggest what l need to do to cure damp. In my back bedroom on either side of the double glazed window and on the ceiling l have black mould, l try and keep the room aired but it seems i am loosing the battle.
I have been told that my roof tiles are ok, so l am at a loss, has anyone got any idea's for me.

Thanks
Hi Brenda We had a serious problem with condensation on windows etc. The problem was not enough ventilation to remove damp air caused by cooking bathing breathing, etc. Last year we installed a DVS ventilation system. Absolutely no dampness since. It was like turning off a tap.

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