Damp Proofing

How to deal with Condensation in your Home

Have you noticed a lot of moisture in your home? Are droplets forming on your windows and walls? If so, you’ve got a condensation problem.

Condensation is a very common problem that most homeowners will experience at some point during their time in a property.

As long as you combat it quickly, you shouldn’t end up with any serious problems in the future.

There are some simple things you can do to deal with condensation in your home:

Find the cause

There are many different causes of condensation, which can make it difficult to treat. Common causes include poor insulation, leaking gutters and a lack of ventilation. If it’s your roof or gutters that are the problem, you’ll need to fix them before you can tackle the condensation.

condensation problemsIf it’s ventilation that’s the problem, you’ll need to make sure that you’re airing out your home. When you’re in the bath or shower, make sure your windows are open and the bathroom door is closed to allow the steam to escape.

Tackle any other problems

It’s not uncommon to have damp and mould alongside the problem. If you do have damp or mould, there are lots of different treatments you can apply to walls or other surfaces to get rid of the issue.

You can find mould and mildew removers, paint additive and floor coatings. It might be worth consulting a professional before buying a damp and mould removal product so you get the right one for your problem.

Work to prevent condensation in the future

One of the best ways to prevent condensation is to open windows when you’re cooking, showering and drying clothes inside. If you’ve got extractor fans, make sure you use them as they make a huge difference.

If condensation is allowed to build up, you will get damp and mould. So you want to make sure that you prevent it in the first place to protect yourself from the longer-term effects.

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Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers works for Quotatis as a Content and Social Media Executive. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes. For more information about Emily visit her Google+ profile.