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Morning all, we are having serious condensation issue with several windows in our appt in Brussels. Any suggestions for someone who could come and take a look? Thanks.

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Dec 16, 2020 22:37
Oppressed in Oppem

We are having the same problem. It looks like a ventilation issue and we've called in a specialist who seems to be recommended - Humihouse.

Dec 17, 2020 20:53
wezembeekwanderer

You need water somewhere it shouldn’t be for condensation, so some quick checks. If you have a tumble dryer, check the venting tube is connected and not blocked - happened to me last month. Check venting in boiler room, from your cooker hood and go round the house with a torch checking for damp walls.

Dec 18, 2020 03:34
P

Thanks for the comments. We actually had a new boiler fitted recently (as did the whole appt block) which necessitated a lot of work on the ventilation shaft and the creation of a parallel shaft (apparently). That whole process has been very messy and, it seems, has also resulted in our cooker ventilation not working. We are checking on that as well.

Dec 18, 2020 08:40
adds

In the meantime buy a dehumidifier to get the humidity in control.
There is a high risk of respiratory infection with high humidity levels - once the mould spores start to grow it will be difficult ..
So a dehumidifier is worth the investment .

Dec 20, 2020 18:20
Emille B.

As it seems the problem is for the whole building try to act together with some or all your neighbours, more effective and costs are shared.
Experts bill heavily..

Dec 30, 2020 22:49