29 March 2018

Take a look at our tips to help avoid and eliminate condensation in your home.

Condensation happens when air gets colder and it can no longer hold onto all the moisture that we create in our homes. The water migrates to the coldest surfaces – windows and walls – where it appears as condensation. If this happens frequently, black or green mould can form on walls and furniture and mildew may appear on clothes and other fabrics. You should wipe down ay condensation, mildew or mould which may form at your property. It can also be cleaned using a mould and mildew remover.

Tips to avoid condensation

  • Produce less moisture.
  • Cover boiling pans and opens a window if you are cooking.
  • Dry your clothes outdoors when possible.
  • Vent your tumble dryer outside.
  • Use extractor fans if they are fi­tted.
  • Wipe up water lying on window sills in the morning.

Ventilate your home

  • Open windows in your kitchen and bathroom when you are cooking and washing, or use an extractor fan if you have one.
  • Close the kitchen and bathroom doors when these rooms are in use to stop moisture reaching other rooms.
  • Keep air vents unblocked. Keep window trickle ventilators open if fi­tted.
  • Don't overfill your wardrobe.
  • Position furniture against internal walls.

Heat your home

Keeping your home a little warmer throughout helps dry out the air and prevent condensation.

For more maintenance tips click here to download our guide

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