Posted on
March 24th, 2016

What Is Condensation and How Can You Prevent It?

Do you often find that your windows are steamed up? Have you noticed that the window sills and walls in your home are wet? If you have answered yes to these questions then you could be experiencing condensation, which is one of the biggest household problems in the UK.

Condensation occurs when water droplets from the air collect on cold surfaces, such as windows, doors and walls. This problem can be made worse by doing activities that release excess moisture and steam, like showering, washing clothes and cooking.

The tell-tale signs of condensation include streaming windows, damp spots, peeling wallpaper, mould growth and a musty smell in your home. When you spot these things, it is essential that you act quickly in order to prevent damage to both your home and your health.

If left untreated, this could lead to more serious problems like damp, with research suggesting that 70% of damp problems are the result of condensation.

Ventilation will help to clear up the condensation so try to open windows and doors regularly to let cool air circulate through the building.

If damp or mould are present, you will need to seek advice from a professional. They will be able to identify the problem and treat it effectively.

When it comes to treatments, we have a wide range of products available. These include paint additives, eradiation kits, wall membrane installations and floor coating. Which one you need will depend on the type of damp, and your hired professional will be able to help you decide on the best one to use.

If you would like to find out more about the products we have available, please feel free to contact the Dampkits team. You can call 0845 400 6666 or send an email to

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