Condensation Clearing Essentials
While we spend more time indoors over the winter months, moisture levels start to creep up, and that means one thing: condensation. It can be a real problem in some households, but our tips below will help keep condensation under control and make your home a healthier, drier and a more comfortable place to live.
The things we do every day – taking a shower, boiling a kettle, washing and drying our clothes – create lots of water vapour, and if it can’t escape, through an open window or air vent, it forms condensation when it meets cold air or a cold surface.
While you might not be able to eliminate every last drop of moisture, our fantastic products will greatly reduce and control condensation, and prevent it leading to damp and unsightly black mould that are far trickier to tackle.
GET SOME FRESH AIR
Open your windows for a short while every day to keep rooms ventilated, and make sure any window vents are open to allow airflow. If you still wake up to wet windows each morning, a quick wipe or squeegee will swiftly deal with the immediate problem.
KEEP A LID ON IT
Just as you can see your breath in the air on cold days, you only really notice how much moisture rises from your pans when it’s cooler indoors. Always keep the lids on pots and pans when cooking, and make sure your kitchen extractor fan is switched on.
DRYING CLOTHES INDOORS
On damp winter days, clothes often have to be dried indoors. Rather than spreading wet washing over radiators, a heated airer and airer cover will speed up drying times, keep clothes well aired and stop the spread of condensation.
TRAP EXCESS WATER
In cupboards, on windowsills or even tucked behind the loo, our highly effective moisture absorbers can help safeguard your home against damp, mould and mildew, as well as condensation. Easy to empty, and refillable, there’s a size for every space – even your car!
RESTORE THE BALANCE
Having too little moisture in the air can result in sore, dry eyes or aggravate skin complaints, but living in an overly damp environment can worsen conditions like asthma. Set the humidity in your home to your preferred level and get the balance just right.
CHECK THE TEMPERATURE
In colder weather, it’s important to maintain a consistent temperature in your home. When temperature fluctuates, cold air causes warm air to release moisture; monitor heating and humidity levels in your home, and you’ll know what tweaks are needed to keep damp at bay.