Posted on
June 29th, 2016

How to Treat Condensation

The chances are that if you are reading this, you will probably have experienced condensation at some point, whether this was in your home, workplace or other property. As one of the most common household problems in the UK, you definitely aren’t alone!

But what actually is condensation?

no-more-damp-dampkits-wykamolWhen warm air hits cold surfaces like windows and walls it causes condensation. This happens a lot more in winter, when homeowners are often using their central heating, and when a room has high humidity. There are several daily activities that you do which can cause the build-up of moisture, such as showering and bathing, as well as cooking. Drying clothes indoors is another thing that causes condensation, meaning that you should try to avoid this. During summer, it should be much easier as you take advantage of the weather and dry clothes outside.

How do I treat it?

The most important thing to remember when ridding your home of condensation is ventilation. By regularly opening windows, especially when doing the steam-producing activities that are mentioned above, you can introduce cool air into your home. This prevents the build-up of moisture so that you can avoid condensation, as well as keeping your home nice and fresh.

If condensation has triggered other problems like damp and mould, you will need to use other specialist treatments. There are many different products available, such as floor coatings, paint additives, eradication kits and wall membrane installations. Your hired damp professional will be able to advise of the best course of action depending on the type and severity of the problem.

For further information, please contact the Dampkits team by calling 0845 400 6666 or emailing info@dampkits.co.uk.

 

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