Condensation Solutions Belfast

Condensation is frequently the result of internal water production, poor heating and inadequate ventilation. Important factors for condensation are excess moisture production and temperature.

Condensation can be controlled by a few simple a adjustments. PPNI can measure the relative humidity and temperature within a property and from this work out the dew point temperature [when moisture laden air condenses to water] and advise on what action to take. We provide snapshot surveys [conditions on the day of survey] to give us an indication of conditions within the property. We also provide long term assessments of the environment i.e. weekly, fortnightly using data loggers whilst the property is functional and from theses results decide the best option of combating condensation. We also work closely with a reputable ventilation specialist for extreme situations of poorly insulated and high humidity properties to install ECO-PIV SYSTEMS [positive input ventilation systems] they include relative humidity and carbon dioxide sensors which automatically adjust to maintain good indoor air quality.

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Damp Proofing Belfast

Damp proofing has various forms all relating to the entry of unwanted water into a building i.e., rising damp [the passage of ground water through porous masonry a process called capillarity], condensation [high humidity, poor heating and inadequate ventilation] penetrating damp [boast render, faulty pointing, high external ground levels etc] lateral penetrating damp [difference in internal floor levels between two properties].

Our goal is to source the unwanted entry of water into a property, address it and rectify it. At PPNI we pride ourselves on honest and accurate identification of water ingress and an appropriate solution.

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Dry Rot & Wet Rot Treatment Belfast

Outbreaks of dry rot and wet rot start in similar ways. The mature fruiting bodies of wood-destroying fungi that develop during an attack produce millions of microscopic spores which are widely dispersed by air currents. If they land on untreated damp wood they will germinate and another outbreak is inevitable.

They can both affect buildings of all ages and when discovered it should be identified as to which rot it is and remedial action taken without delay. Dry rot [SERPULA LACRYMANS] is the most aggressive of wood destroying fungi and can have devastating effects within a property. Wet rots aren’t as aggressive and are typically confined to the damp area as its mycelium does not spread into masonry unlike dry rot. PPNI has the expert knowledge in the identification dry/wet rots in order to provide the essential treatment to prevent recurrence.

Dry Rot Examples

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Wet Rot Examples

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Woodworm Treatment Belfast

Woodworm in buildings is not uncommon especially if damp timbers are present within the structure.

The damage woodworm can cause should never be underestimated as they use wood as their food source which can leave a building unsafe. Not all beetle attacks require treatment so therefore its paramount to determine the correct infestation and eliminate the problem.

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