A build-up of moisture in the home can cause a range of problems and can potentially damage the fabric of the building if allowed to continue. And if mould starts to grow, this can even affect the health of the occupants.
Signs of Condensation:
Water droplets on windows, especially during colder times of the day.
Black mould growth or mildew on walls, ceilings, or in corners.
Musty odours in specific areas, such as bathrooms or basements
Open windows regularly, especially after activities that generate moisture like showering or cooking.
Consider installing extractor fans in high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens.
Install insulation to maintain consistent indoor temperatures and prevent warm, moist air from contacting colder surfaces.
Invest in dehumidifiers to reduce excess moisture in the air and prevent damp conditions.
Keep heating stable to prevent warm, moist air from cooling and condensing on surfaces.
Seal leaks around windows and doors to prevent the infiltration of cold outdoor air.
Regularly clean areas prone to condensation, such as bathrooms and kitchens, to reduce the build-up of mould and mildew.
Use a hygrometer to monitor indoor humidity levels and aim to keep it between 30% and 50% to reduce condensation
Benefits of Preventing Condensation:
Protects the health of occupants, particularly those who may be vulnerable due to age or health conditions.
Prevents damage to the property, including mould growth and structural issues.
Maintains the value of the home by addressing and preventing common issues associated with condensation.
With a few simple preventive measures, you can effectively manage condensation and create a healthier and more comfortable living environment for your family.