Generally, condensation is formed in three ways. The first reason for condensation is excessive moisture being produced in your home. The second most common reason is the poor ventilation. And the third has to do with controlling cold temperatures. Condensation is produced by doing your general household activities such as taking a bath and cooking and when the hot air lands on colder surface such as window the condensation is formed. It’s typical to deal with a lot of condensation in the cold winter months.
You can see it when your windows steam up. You will need to check your home for places with poor ventilation and behind wardrobes and beds. Condensation is a prerequisite for mould formation, which will affect those individuals with respiratory problems. Further the condensation and then mould formation can damage surfaces and furniture which will lead to higher repair bills. Be careful and check on regular basis outside walls, corners of skirting boards and ceiling.
How to stop condensation
Please see below simple steps that will help you to tackle condensation and stop it before mould formation.
Improve your ventilation
It’s common sense but improved ventilation is one of the main methods to deal with condensation. Simply by opening the bathroom windows when taking a shower or opening the windows in the kitchen when cooking will improve ventilation and will stop condensation. For long-term solutions you can build air bricks into outside walls. You can also install air vents, roof ventilation tiles, and window vents. Please note that for these long-term solutions you will lose heat which can result in paying higher heating bills in winter months. The kitchen, bathroom and outside walls are arguably the main areas for condensation building. Some people opt for dehumidifier so that the moisture can be drawn out of the air.
Clean the condensation
As we have mentioned already, the condensation needs to be wiped as soon as possible to prevent mould formation. You can also buy some window vacuum cleaners to clean it efficiently. Your clothes can also cause condensation, especially if you dry them on your heaters. It will be best if you have tumble dryer.
Heating and Insulation
Please note that having a constant temperature is much better to prevent condensation rather than switching between hot and cold. The cold spots in your walls will increase the chances of developing condensation, hence improved insulation can fix this problem. For more permanent solutions you can opt in for roof insulation and you can call in an expert to install insulation materials to the outside of your house.
We would advise you to treat condensation with care and always attempt to prevent mould formation as this will have a negative impact on your health. Some well insulated homes will require a simple methods to prevent condensation by simply improving the ventilation. We at Tenancy Cleaning London can provide you with a professional cleaning services in all of London. Should you need any further information, please get in touch with us.