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Cure Condensation in your Home

Cure Condensation in your Home by understanding  condensation problems for a healthier home.

Houses in Liverpool and surrounding areas  are getting to be more airtight and draft free to increase the energy efficiency of our homes. As we reduce the drafts and make them more air tight we are also trapping air that carries moisture from cooking, cleaning and even breathing. This moisture rich air condenses on cold walls with a buildup of mold as issues begin to emerge that can cause health problems and home.

Cure Condensation to remove black mold

Black mold occurs where condensation forms and damages soft furnishings such as cloths, matrices, carpets, wall papers. Black mold has been linked to health issues such as headaches, breathing troubles and in addition queasiness and exhaustion and as a possible trigger for respiratory issues, for example, Asthma in some people. In conclusion if your property has black mold then to stop further damage and reduce health risks then you need to cure condensation stop black mold.

Black Mold Toxic MoldMarch of the black mold

Black Mold issues are more typical than you think with around 1 in 5 British homes experiencing issues with black mold. It’s unsightly, linked to health problems and unwelcome so that no property holder needs to yell about.

Black Mold builds up over time. Nonstop buildup issues are generally joined by black mold, an unattractive organism which backs its appalling head around window outlines, on dividers, entryways, roofs, furniture and it can even show up on your garments hanging inside a closet or wardrobe. A home experiencing poor ventilation will be helpless against both condensation and mold issues. So you need to cure condensation.

wet-rot-myceliumHow much damage does Black mold cause?

Black Mold typically demolishes whatever it becomes on as it progressively processes it. It discharges small spores that can go through the air; these spores regularly have mycotoxins and allergens attached to them.  It is the mycotoxins and allergens that can influence our well being and cause health issues.

What if we don’t cure condensation

Moisture in air gathering on frosty windows, walls and ceilings can result in paint to bubble and peel, stains, black mold, plaster becoming loose, crumbling, timber to decay causing wet rot that could lead to serious structural damage.

The black mold grows in the drywall, which must be removed before the building can be inhabited again.
The black mold grows in the drywall, which must be removed before the building can be inhabited again.

Living in a home where you don’t cure condensation, babies may create respiratory manifestations as an aftereffect to a particular kind of contagious mold, called Penicillium. Signs that a newborn child may have mold-related respiratory issues incorporate (yet are not restricted to) a constant hack and/or wheeze. Mold exposures have an assortment of health issues upon the individual. Some individuals are more delicate to mold than others. Exposure to mold can result in various wellbeing issues, for example, throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye aggravation, hack and wheezing, and in addition skin issues.

When we don’t cure condensation the additional moisture and  dampness empowers the development of different parasites in wood, bringing about decay or may in the end lead to widespread decorative and structural damage.

condensation and black mold
condensation and black mold

How to Cure Condensation

Condensation occurs when air that contains moisture cools. As cooler air has less ability to hold as much moisture as warmer air, condensation occurs. This condensation can be seen to occur on cooler surfaces such as windows, cold corners of rooms, under windows, etc.

So the best way to cure condensation is to reduce the amount of moisture that is generated in the home. This can be done by installing extractor fans where moisture is produced such as bathrooms and kitchens. Also ensure tumble dryers are vented to outside.  You may also consider installing heat recovery extract ventilation to reduce heat loss and its cold and wet in Liverpool most of the year.

loft insulation
loft insulation

Another way is to ensure that there are less cool spots in your home. Insulating walls and roof spaces, installing double glazing. Keeping low level heating present for longer periods to ensure the inner building fabric as well as furniture and fittings is kept warm so attracting less condensation.

air vent
air vent

Cure condensation by providing sufficient ventilation

Opening windows will increase ventilation but it also increases heat loss letting warm air escape and cooling the room. It is much better to install sufficient ventilation preferably with a vapour permeable membrane. As a rule of thumb a 100mm diameter air vent to outside with a vapour permeable membrane in each room and an electric extraction fan to the bathrooms/shower rooms and kitchen is usually sufficient to cure condensation. Each property has different characteristics and will all need slightly different solutions to cure condensation.

Do you have condensation problems or black mold?

If you have condensation or black mold in Liverpool and need a solution then call Andrew for advice and a solution on 07831 564351 or 0151 9280653 or email Andrew at


Property repairs in Liverpool

Property repairs in Liverpool and surrounding areas.

We have been providing the following services to Liverpool and surrounding areas since 1993.

Plumbing and Heating (gas safe registered)

Boiler repair and servicing

Bathroom design and installation

Kitchen design and installation

Structural repairs (Andrew Foote is a Chartered Building Engineer)

DPC installation

Timber treatments for dry rot and woodworm

Roof repairs

Drain Clearing and repairs





uPVC window and door replacements

For more information or to book a survey or quote please call 07831 564351 And ask for Andrew or follow the link below to contact us by email, Facebook,  or through other social media.

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AJF Services 999 – contact us for Plumbing Heating Drainage Building Maintenance


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Leaking flashing and root damaged wall

Leaking flashing and root damaged wall

The video blow shows the damage that was causes by a leaking led flashing.

The rain water had been leaking onto the top of the brickwork causing damp and the external render to crack because of the Leaking flashing and root damaged wall.

At some point a seed from a ‘Buddleia‘ had started to grow in the brickwork of the chimney with the roots seeking out moister and creeping down through the bick-work causing damage to:-

The mortar joints

Root damaged wall

External render

Flat roof to a ground floor extension (not in video)

Plaster board ceiling

Kitchen cabinets.

It cost thousands to repair all the damage causes. If the Leaking flashing and root damaged wall had been looked at sooner it would have cost less than £200.

So if you fear a Leaking flashing and root damaged wall could be happening call us out straight away so the damage doesn’t cost thousands. Prevention is always more cost efficient that cure.

Below is the same wall that has been cleaned in preparation to start rebuilding then restoration works can begin on the ground floor roof structure and covering and then the internal works can begin…. and all this from a Leaking flashing and root damaged wall….

Although we are going into winter as I post this and I start focusing more on boiler servicing and repairs you can still contact me for the other services we provide including plumbing. heating, drainage and building maintenance….even for repairing a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing

I hope you liked the videos about the Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing that I posted above.

To book a survey or appointment to have anything from gas boiler repairs, to new bathrooms or general building and maintenance please call me on 07831 564351 and I will help you out.

Your Luxury Bathroom

Your Luxury Bathroom

bathroom designIt’s Your Luxury Bathroom so make it the best luxury bathroom you can…

Whatever the size of your luxury bathroom, you are likely to have to strategy and budget for the basics: bath (roll top, free standing, bath or slipper!), basin/s, WC, bath, floor tiles, flooring surfaces, illumination, Spot lights or LED’s, storage space, radiators or towel rails and ventilation.You may even consider removing a wall between a wc and a bathroom to make yourself a large Luxury Bathroom with walk in shower or shower room or take part of a large bedroom and install an en-suite. Whatever you need we can provide all the design, building, heating and plumbing for your needs.

Choose Your Luxury Bathroom space – design and materialsroll top bath

The design that you decide on for your Your Luxury Bathroom will often determine the components you are likely to use. A contemporary bathing space is likely to function rock floor and surfaces floor tiles (marble, standing or limestone), while a more conventional or country-style bathing space is more likely to include tongue-and-groove coloured surfaces panelling and timber wood flooring flooring surfaces, with floor tiles limited to sink splash backs and bath areas. The bath will always take centre stage and, whether free standing or wall-fitted, it can be a masterpiece of design. Unique Victorian roll-top baths where generally large cast-iron brutes that, if using, you will need to factor in when suitable in an upper level bathing space. Modern editions of the roll-top and free standing bath, however, can be made from steel or from  reinforced polymers (plastic).

stone wash basinYour Luxury Bathroom Basins

Clean sinks come in all forms, dimensions and components, from clay and rock to stainless-steel and birdwatcher and beyond. If you have space, dual up for his-and-hers editions and home in a nice mirrored for a clean storage space solution. Ceramic and porcelain Tiles are the apparent choice for wash-rooms and bathrooms. Large tiles are a great choices for easy cleaning (particularly behind showers), while variety floor tiles remain ever popular. As with a kitchen, a bathing space can be a costly space to refit but even when on a tight budget Your Luxury Bathroom can look and feel amazing.

Organise Your Luxury Bathroom storage space

In Your Luxury Bathroom it’s all the more essential to design and arrange your storage area well. When planning Your Luxury Bathroom renovation bathroom units can accommodate all your bathing needs and toiletries. as well as provide that ‘Five Star’ quality that you deserve. Think about a mirrored wall unit to add storage. toiletries where they are needed, liberating up area elsewhere. Don’t let screen sills go to waste. Line up a row of holders on them and fit shutters inside rather than above the screen niche so they are available even when the shutters are down. If you have a panelled bath, don’t forget to create use of the invisible area below and at either end of the bath – fit a bath board with gates so you can access that area.

Find design alternatives for cloakroomsCloakroom

Cloakrooms are always a designing task. If they’re not nestled away under the stairways where being compact is a priority, they’re packed between more essential areas with no exterior surfaces and no windows. But it is just these apparent challenges that create the cloakroom such a pleasure to strategy, design and beautify. These days there are lots of fantastic cloakroom packages to select from, each designed to fit the smallest and most difficult of areas. You’re sure to discover something to match no matter how unique the size of your own space. And while cloakrooms may lack light, this gives you the best of justifications for including illumination and personality through your designing plan. Go for wonderfully strong picture designs and eye-popping colour that really create a statement– mixtures that you just wouldn’t have the thought to try elsewhere. And when costing, think about the benefits of this small room: with its little square-footage more costly components, such as hand-painted floor tiles, designer taps and spouts, may well be affordable in ways they never would be if designing a full-sized Luxury Bathroom

Why choose AJF 999 Services for Your Luxury Bathroom

AJF Services 999 in Liverpool provide all the services from design to installation all under one roof

From Design and choosing the best product for Your Luxury Bathroom to the actual installation including plastering, plumbing, tiling, lighting, decorating and heating. So you can be rest assured that by choosing AJF Services you are choosing the best qualified people to see Your Luxury Bathroom being all you dreamed it would be.

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Painting and decorating your own home

If you are looking to move to a new house or want to renovate your existing one, the first thing you will need to think about is the decor and how to update it to your personal taste. While it may be tempting to hire a professional to do it if you have never painted or hung walpaper before, it will cost you a lot of money. Painting and decorating  your own house allows you to experiment with something new and will help you save hundreds of pounds.

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root damaged wall from a leaking flashing

Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing

I come across the above video this evening about a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing when I was looking at the ones I had uploaded to youtube

It’s amazing the damage that can be caused by a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing and the roots off a Buddleia (bushy, shruby, tree thing)

So if you have any damp spots get them checked out before it’s to late and you end up with a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing.

The video below shows the same wall after we have removed the loose bricks and cleaned it up ready for rebuilding.



Although we are going into winter as I post this and I start focusing more on boiler servicing and repairs you can still contact me for the other services we provide including plumbing. heating, drainage and building maintenance….even for repairing a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing

I hope you liked the videos about the Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing that I posted above.

To see my other videos check out my YouTube channel here >>> Youtube




Feel free to contact me for help and advice just click on contact us for all the ways you can get in touch 🙂

AJF Services 999 - contact us for Plumbing Heating Drainage Building Maintenance
AJF Services 999 – contact us for Plumbing Heating Drainage Building Maintenance