Whilst we experienced some fantastic warm weather this summer (and through September!), the signs of Autumn are now appearing.
The mornings have become darker, the flowers are dying off and the temperature outside has decreased, which can only mean one thing – condensation season is upon us!
From the months of October through to March, the temperature outside significantly drops which can lead to the build-up of moisture on cold surfaces, most commonly your windows.
Although you are unable to stop condensation completely, you are able to control it and prevent it from causing any damage to your home.
So before those temperatures really drop outside, why don’t you try out these tips to reduce the build up of condensation in your home:
- If possible, dry your clothes outdoors or if that isn’t an option, make sure there is an open door/window so excess moisture can escape out of your property.
- Make sure cupboards are well ventilated so air can circulate freely.
- When showering or taking a bath, close the bathroom door so steam cannot escape into other rooms and open the window or turn on the extractor fan so the moisture can escape to the outdoors.
- Likewise to taking a shower, keep doors closed and open a window or turn on the extractor fan whilst you are cooking.
- If there are windows in your property that are commonly affected by condensation, make sure to clean them regularly.
- Keeping your home at an adequate temperature can help to decrease the build up of condensation of surfaces.
Fortunately, condensation is one of the easier types of dampness to detect and diagnose.
To find out more about signs and symptoms of condensation and how we can help, visit our condensation control page.