Restoration & Refurbishment Question

Wall leaking water

The wall in my living room is wet and dripping. I had condensation issues at home for which I got a single room heat recovery fan fitted, things looked alright until a few days later when we started cooking and noticed condensation on the wall and window opposite to the FAN. Can someone please tell me what may be causing this. I think the front wall is seeping out in slight orangish color, could this be due to a pipe leaking inside the wall . Please help. thanks


2 Answers

Damp walls can be due to external causes such as leaking guttering if you have an old house with solid brick walls. Or, damp is due to poor ventilation, usually in a house with double glazing and no kitchen and bathroom extraction. You have a fan so this suggests the reason is external. It is not likely to be a leaking pipe. But see if the condensation goes if you open windows a little, that suggests lack of ventilation.


Paul Albright

Answered 9th Jan 2013

Aspire Housing

Member since 23 Nov 2011

Most damp patches on internal walls are due to warm air condensating on a cold surface usually around the ceiling and internal corners and all ways on external walls ,if you say it is literally dripping there might be as you said a leaking pipe, what is above the wall that is wet? eg is it below a bathroom or shower ? Are there central heating pipes above ? Try and investigate and post againwith some more symptoms

thanks for now Martin

Answered 9th Jan 2013

M Dunston Building Contractor

Member since 9 Jan 2013

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