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Internal condensation problem

Discussion in 'Building' started by robsykes, 9 Oct 2011.

  1. robsykes

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    Evening all

    First post here so apologies if my query is in the wrong forum.

    I'm becoming concerned about condensation on two interior walls in my house. The interior walls are damp to the touch and they are either side of a corner and both walls have an exterior walls on the outside.

    The problem is on both the ground floor and the first floor.

    On the ground floor, the problem is behind a door that closes off the kitchen at the foot of the stairs from the staircase itself.

    On the first floor the room affected is a bathroom. The condensation is clearly visible here as it has 'bleached' the paint. There is no fan in the bathroom so whenever we use the bath or shower we open the window to allow air to circulate.

    On the outside, I've noticed that the bricks that match up to the areas that have condensation inside look 'damp'. At ground level on the outside the cement between a few of the exterior bricks is a little 'crumbly' and the traditional stone bricks have yellowed a little.

    Hope this paints a sufficiently clear picture of the problem - would be happy to give more details if required.

    With winter coming I'm keen to remedy the problem asap but without spending money needlessly so any advice from people on this site would be very gratefully received.

    Many thanks

    Rob
     
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    Condensation and kitchen, bathroom + no fan is to be expected. You need to get some ventilation going. Have you got any pictures - internal and external?
     
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    You remind me of George Dixon ;) You really need an extractor in the bathroom - as do I , but I`ve not got round to it yet :oops: . Unfortunately an open window will not draw air out - it will just blow in and spread the moist air round the house :idea: . Welcome to the DiyNot forums :)
     
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