Bathroom Fitting Question

Moisture extraction for a dog grooming salon

I have a dog grooming salon and the walls and windows get very wet, often dripping. I do not have any fitted heating or air con units and am looking to install the best option to reduce the moisture and heat the salon. Some people have recommended de-humidifiers, air con, and extractors but it's all a bit overwhelming. Can anyone please give me some advice or recommend what type of person I need to call to ask them to take a look?

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Due to the high moisture content of the air in your salon and being warmer than the outside air, it will form condensation against the glass/walls being of a lower temperature. The key to this is ventilation! You need to get the moist air out of the salon.
Position extract fans over prime areas causing water vapour especially including your drying zone; I would use fans that are triggered into action via a integral humidity stat; if the travel of duct is excessive you will have to be careful which fan you choose and have drain points in the duct work.
For me this is the best solution as it is easy to control, easy to install, cost effective and will resolve the problem.
Building regs should also be involved as it concerns Part P - electrical works.

Answered 4th Oct 2013

JLM Architecture Limited

Member since 5 Sep 2013

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