All homes suffer from condensation from time to time. While condensation is rarely a problem in the summer, it can be more common during the colder months. There are things that you can do to help reduce condensation within your home.

What is condensation?

Condensation starts as moisture in the air. Activities such as cooking, showering, bathing or drying clothes indoors and on radiators produce more moisture. This can lead to condensation problems if not managed correctly.

Condensation can affect walls behind large pieces of furniture, the corners of rooms where there is less airflow, colder outside walls, windows, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Signs of condensation include water and mould collecting on ceilings, walls and windows.

Ways to reduce condensation within your home

Condensation is the most common cause of damp and mould in buildings. It can lead to running water on windows and walls, which can cause damp.
You can prevent condensation by:

1. Covering pans when cooking, drying washing outside when possible and making sure the vent from your tumble dryer is running outside to help reduce the amount of moisture you create

2. Opening a window for a short time each day and opening kitchen and bathroom windows while cooking or after bathing, to increase ventilation within your home.

3. Keep your home warm during the cold weather by keeping your central heating at a low constant temperature and keeping radiators clear to allow air to circulate.

Find out more

You can find more information and tips on how to reduce condensation within your home on our condensation page.

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