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5 Tips to Prevent Condensation in Winter

Condensation is a big topic at this time of year as temperatures plummet downwards. If condensation goes untreated it can cause mould which can damage your property and belongings which will cost you more money in the long run to replace. Read our tips on how you can prevent condensation this winter:

• Keep your home well-ventilated

You’ll probably see condensation on your windows when your heating is on but it’s likely that it’s elsewhere in your property but you’ve just not noticed it. A little airflow will help get rid of condensation so you should keep your home well-ventilated by opening your windows every day.

• Dry clothes outside

During winter when the weather isn’t great it’s difficult to get your clothes dry but you should try and dry them outside as much as possible. Just remember to keep an eye out for the rain. If that’s not possible then make sure you dry them in a well ventilated room and if you use a tumble dryer make sure the ventilation pipe runs to the outside of your property.

• Use lids when cooking

When you’re cooking make sure you have the lids on the pans to prevent moisture escaping.

• Allow air way

If you have your couch and other furniture right against the wall then you should bring them forward slightly and leave a small gap to allow air to move around the room.

• Maintain a Constant Temperature

If you maintain a constant temperature in your home it means that cold air can’t cause warm air to release moisture and cause condensation. You should be able to control the temperature of your home with your thermostat but if you don’t have one you can pick up a thermometer cheap somewhere and monitor the temperature that way.

If you follow our top five tips you should be able to protect your home from mould this winter.

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