Posted on
November 3rd, 2016

Ways to reduce Condensation

Did you know that condensation is one of the main causes of damp and mould? It may start off as a few water droplets on your windows then a few months later, you are living in potentially life-threatening property. If you want to avoid this, as well as costly repairs, you need to treat the problem immediately rather than ignore it!

Here are 3 ways to reduce condensation.

Control Moisture

Condensation occurs when there is too much moisture in the air so, as obvious as it may seem, you need to address this first. There are many day-to-day activities that produce steam and therefore moisture, such as cooking, showering and drying clothes indoors. Taking preventative steps like using pan lids and turning on extractor fans will help to combat the condensation problem. It may be slightly harder to dry clothes outside in winter so you may want to consider investing in a dehumidifier. This will remove excess moisture from the air, helping you to control condensation.

Ventilate

No matter what type of property you live in, ventilation is essential. As mentioned above, turning on extractor fans is an effective way to control moisture and ventilate your property. Another way you can do this is by opening windows and doors to allow cool air into the building. This will help to prevent condensation, as well as the formation of damp and mould.

Insulate

A warm home is much less likely to suffer condensation which is why you should ensure that there is adequate ventilation. This problem is common in older properties, where the insulation is old and outdated. If you think that poor ventilation is the cause of the problem, you will need to consult with a professional to find out what you should do next.

If you would like further advice about condensation, we would be more than happy to help. You can call 0845 4006666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk to speak to a member of the team.

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