The dark and chilly winter months create the perfect foundations for a home struggling with condensation and many homeowners are uncertain on how to stop condensation forming. Our normal everyday activities (cooking, heating, laundry, showering, and even breathing) can create extra moisture and different surface temperatures within the atmosphere. If the build-up is greater than the ventilation then alarming levels of condensation can appear. The growth of mould is every homeowner’s nightmare, as not only does it cause rotting and deterioration, but can also greatly harm those living amongst it, causing serious health issues.
We’ve put together some top tips on how to stop condensation building up in your home, so you can protect yourselves and your property from mould.
One of the simplest ways to stop condensation forming is to simply open a window. Creating an exit for moisture and warm air will prevent any damp areas being created in the room.
Installing an extractor fan in your bathroom and kitchen is a great way of reducing moisture-laden air. Not only will it remove any moisture in the air but also helps to regulate the temperature in the room.
Closing the door while you’re showering or cooking will prevent warm air entering a cold room which can then cause condensation.
Regulate the Temperature
The most important tip on how to stop condensation is to create a balanced temperature throughout your property. Condensation is caused when warm air enters a room with cold air, which then produces moisture.
Use Lids When Cooking
One of the easiest ways to stop moisture is to use lids during cooking as this will prevent the vapour leaving the pot and gathering on the walls.
If you require professional damp proofing or simply want some advice on how to stop condensation in your home then call Advanced Preservations today on 01252 333 310. Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.