How to Prevent Condensation

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Condensation is when water vapour turns into liquid; you’ll usually see water droplets on your windows when this occurs. Although condensation is not a serious problem, if it’s common within your home, it can lead to issues. These are issues such as:

  • Damp areas
  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Bad smells
  • Mould infestations

If you’re dealing with mould and you’d like to clear your home of the fungi or prevent it from growing, our article on How to Get Rid of Mould might be helpful. If you’d like to prevent condensation from leading to these problems, continue reading for the steps you can take.

Ensure your property has enough ventilation

This is one way you can prevent too much condensation in your home. If your home has enough ventilation, you’ll improve the airflow throughout your property. To achieve this, make sure you open your windows, especially in rooms where condensation will most likely happen. These are rooms such as your kitchen and your bathroom. It’s also a good idea to utilise extractor fans in order for steam to disperse, as well as keeping your doors closed to stop any steam and moisture from spreading.

Ensure your property has consistent heating and is well insulated

Condensation can increase if your temperature is inconsistent since this will cause water to evaporate and then condense as your central heating system turns on and off. To prevent this, make sure that your heating is constantly on a low temperature. Ensuring that your property is well insulated will also help to reduce condensation. If your home needs insulation, consider installing a wall or loft insulation. Our article on Ways to Insulate Your Home has many options you can think about.

Ensure that moisture is cleared

This is an obvious way to prevent condensation in your home. All you have to do is wipe away any moisture that you see. However, make sure that you do this regularly and with an item that won’t damage your windows. Doing this will prevent moisture from developing, as well as the growth of mould and dampness.

 

These are the three main preventive measure you can take to avoid too much condensation in your home. If you’d like some advice or the help of a professional, take a look at our list of window experts here or our list of plumbing services here.

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