I'm a property guru – four tips to clear windows of condensation, banish mould & rid dampness in your home | The Sun

I'm a property guru – four tips to clear windows of condensation, banish mould & rid dampness in your home | The Sun


AS the temperatures slowly drop, condensation seems almost impossible to avoid, causing a wide array of issues.

But according to an expert, it's easier to control than you might think, and there are ways to banish these water droplets from your windows.

Speaking to The Express, Adam Pawson, Head of Digital at Safestyle, the UK's leading window supplier said: "Condensation is essentially the water beads that form when hot moist air meets a cool surface.

"Whilst it’s quite common and doesn't necessarily mean there's a problem with your windows, if it is not maintained efficiently then it can develop into a dangerous mould which is linked to health conditions such as asthma, eczema and Bronchitis,'' he warned.

Luckily, steering clear of health problems caused by condensation is not that difficult – all you need to do is balance the moisture and humidity levels inside your property.

Ventilate your home

According to the whizz, one of the "best things" to do to combat all types of condensation is ventilating your home.

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Adam explained: "Try to regularly open windows to allow air to move freely and let moist air escape from the property.

Ventilation systems such as extractor fans can also massively help to reduce the condensation in your homes."

Julie Gokce, a Senior Designer at More Bathrooms explained that simply having the window open allows air to flow outside, rather than settling in and around your house. 

Reduce the number of houseplants

Although houseplants, big and small, offer numerous benefits, overloading your home with them could be contributing to condensation issues, especially if they're overwatered.

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Rachael Munby, an expert at Anglian Home Improvements, said: "The more houseplants you have, the more moisture you’ll find in the air, so if you can reduce the number of plants you have indoors, or perhaps move some to outbuildings during the winter, this can help reduce condensation forming on the inside of your windows."

Keep window dressings open

Curtains and blinds are useful all year round for controlling the inside temperature of your home- and the very same applies for balancing humidity and moisture.

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Natasha Berthiaume, Head of Brand at Hometree, the boiler and home cover provider, explained: "It helps to have any curtains or blinds open instead of closed to avoid any heat from being trapped on the window pane."

Improve insulation

Adam said: “Double glazing, wall insulation and draught-proofing will help to reduce the amount of heat that is lost from your home. Having well installed, energy-efficient windows will help to keep the property's temperature high which can have a massive impact on condensation and mould growth."

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To target internal condensation between double glazing is is recommended placing a dehumidifier in front of the window and leave it on for a while.

Eventually, the handy device will absorb the condensation that is stuck.

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