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3 Steps To Fix The Problem Of Condensation

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce The Threat Of Condensation

Many households start noticing condensation around October time, and they are desperate to eliminate it before it becomes more of an issue. This is understandable as condensation can lead to dreaded mould and mildew appearing in your home. 

When people mention mould in their home, it conjures up unpleasant images of the unwanted fungus. By breathing this in, we are putting our health in jeopardy. 

Luckily, there are 3 fool proof ways of minimising the problem.

Get your ventilation right

Ensuring your rooms have enough ventilation is an important step in minimising the threat of condensation. Humid rooms, such as bathrooms and kitchens, are particularly troublesome when it comes to condensation.

Bathrooms and kitchens become humid when showering, washing up and cooking. The way to counteract this humidity is by opening windows regularly and allowing fresh air to enter your home, especially when doing the above activities. 

Also, don’t underestimate the usefulness of an extractor fan when fighting condensation.

An open window

Use your washing line

We’re rarely blessed with the best weather in autumn and winter. However, windy days, as long as they are dry, are great for drying your clothes outside. 

Take advantage of the breezy days by using your washing line to dry your clothes, instead of putting damp clothes on your radiator. This would add moisture to the air, raising the level of humidity. 

This simple step makes a big difference when it comes to preventing condensation in your home.

Clothes on a washing line

Be consistent with your heating

While it may be tempting to just put your heating on in the evenings when the temperature drops, it’s better for your home if you are more consistent with your heating.

Condensation forms when humid air hits a cold surface, and therefore you can counteract this reaction by keeping your heating at a constant low temperature.

A thermostat

If the problem persists, you should examine how effective your current windows are. If you currently have single glazed windows, you may wish to consider double or triple glazing, which are more effective in eradicating condensation. 

If you wish to speak to experts about possible condensation and how your windows can play a part in minimising the threat, please get in touch today.

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