Ways to reduce condensation in your home
Dealing with the build up of moisture in your home is key to tackling condensation damp. Taking into account the below suggestions could reduce any potential damp treatment costs.
Try to make less moist air
Dry clothes outdoors where possible, vent your tumble dryer to the outside and use lids on pans when cooking.
Let moisture out and fresh air in
Extractor fans are made to take moist air and steam away from the property meaning condensation is less likely to form. If your shower or kitchen doesn’t have an extractor fan it may be worth considering getting one installed.
Opening windows when bathing or cooking will allow the moist air to leave the building. Leaving a window open will also let fresh air circulate around your home reducing the risk of mould buildup in places with still air.
Insulate your home
A well insulated property means a warmer property which suffers less from condensation damp. So make sure your external doors and windows are properly draught-proofed.
Warm your property more
Colder rooms are more likely to suffer from condensation so consider warming every room during very cold spells. Don’t forget to also let some fresh air to circulate in those unused rooms from time to time.