Condensation for householders is a common problem. Not only does it look unsightly if left unchecked, it can lead to mould, damp spots, wallpaper peeling, and eventually to health problems such as breathing difficulties. It is caused by day-to-day activities, such as drying clothes indoors, boiling the kettle and even breathing, and inadequate ventilation makes it worse. Fortunately, in order to minimise and eliminate the problem, there are some easy steps you can take.
To prevent too much moisture from escaping into the room, make sure you have a lid on the pan when cooking. If you have an extractor fan or cooker hood make sure that you use this, and keep it on for a few minutes to clear the air after you finish cooking.
If you’re in the bathroom with an extractor fan, always use it while taking a bath or shower. The amount of moisture condensing on windows and tiles would be decreased by its use and it can also help to prevent mould and mildew from building up on your tiles and other surfaces.
A big source of humidity is the washing machines and tumble dryers. In particular, tumble dryers need to be adequately vented to the outside to guarantee that they effectively get rid of moisture.
Condensation can also appear when you windows are not properly sealed and to avoid this you should regularly check your windows and contact a Double Glazing Tewkesbury such as Firmfix if you have a problem or need new windows installed.