Airtech is offering a free CPD accredited training seminar for social housing landlords on condensation and mould. This training will help ensure that landlords know how to break the cycle of condensation and mould, thus protecting both residents and their housing stock.
The course looks at the difference between damp and mould, health implications, causes and consequences, solutions and data logging. Airtech’s training course helps landlords understand the causes of condensation and mould and offers solutions and simple steps to help ensure that once removed, mould will not return. They also provide free surveys to identify individual issues in tenants’ homes.
Airtech’s Andrew Cowlin commented: “At Airtech we believe that education is key in combating mould and condensation. By providing this free seminar for landlords, we explain the causes and solutions with the end result being improved living conditions and resident health.”
A growing body of evidence has identified the dangerous impact poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is having on the nation’s health, with mould and condensation being major factors in poor IAQ. Causes include drying wet clothes on radiators, piling clothes or other items against an external wall, and a lack of effective ventilation —which all lead to high humidity levels. Resident education is also a vital part of Airtech’s service with free mould information leaflets that social housing providers can give to residents. The company also provides a Freephone customer care helpline for residents to seek advice on its ventilation products.
The CPD course talks about solutions such as the AIR+ PIV which introduces drier air into the home, forcing out stale humid air and replacing it with filtered, warmed air from outside. Positive Input Ventilation is proven to reduce both condensation and mould, as well as dangerous levels of radon in specific areas of the UK. Other solutions include environment-sensing and data-gathering bathroom and kitchen fans, such as the A25 SELV and the A60 Mains and SELV.
Datalogging is one of the latest ways to combat mould and condensation. It logs how lifestyle habits affect humidity and temperature and demonstrates how reducing relative humidity through adequate heating and ventilation can maintain a healthy home. Hand-in-hand with the data logging, Airtech’s specialist control platform monitors the data as it is collected and modulates the fan accordingly to react automatically and proportionally to rising humidity levels, offering quick and effective humidity control. This ensures the resident keeps the optimum environment in the home to avoid condensation forming, thus helping maintain good IAQ.