Condensation on windows – what to do
Condensation on windows?
Did you know that damp is the main cause of damage to materials in the home? Or that moisture, condensation and damp feed toxic, and often invisible, household moulds. You need to stop it before more damage is done and there are several steps to removing this problem from your home….
The reason condensation forms on your windows is because of excess humidity in your home. This manifests itself in the form of condensation on the coldest area of a wall, usually the windows. When the warm air (and the moister it retains) comes into contact with the colder glass in your windows it cools and releases moisture in the form of condensation. So the first way to reduce condensation is to control and reduce humidity and increase air flow, thus increasing ventilation in your home is a must. How do you do that? Whenever you have a bath or shower make sure you ventilate the room. The easiest way is to open the window and close the door – many people simply open the bathroom door which means all that moisture is simply going into the rest of the house which isn’t what you want! The same applies to drying clothes. We all need to dry our clothes inside the house, especially in Winter for obvious reasons, but ideally drying clothes in a room such as your porch or any room you can shut off from the rest of the house is a good idea. Large amounts of moisture are generated in a house from these two activities, so taking such actions does help.
Now get condensation removers in your house – not only will this remove the condensation – but if you replace them when necessary will stop it coming back – which also means no more mould on your window frames! There is a full range of moisture absorbers on site, which includes:
The Gel-Safe Moisture Trap: The Gel-Safe system regulates excess humidity, keeping it at the optimum level. This prevents damp, mould, mildew, bacteria & musty odours – improving overall air quality & comfort. The really clever thing about this product is that the trap turns moisture into a gel, not liquid, therefore the Gel-Safe residue cannot be spilled, which makes it ideal for multi-purpose use ie. Wardrobes, cupboards, cars, caravans & boats. The refills are extremely easy to replace with no mess or spillage.
The Kilrock Slimline Moisture Trap – a high airflow moisture absorber, with excellent absorption rates. It helps to prevent damp & mildew damage to walls & fabrics by absorbing moisture & humidity. Both reusable & refillable, it works immediately. Suitable for all rooms and no electricity or batteries required! It has an easy fill top and no spill sides. With a refill indicator it’s easy to ensure you don’t forget when it needs refilling.
Croc Odor Moisture Absorber – great for small rooms and spaces. Being completely spill proof makes it perfect when you need to use it near pets or children.
These are just some of the condensation removers in the range… see the whole range here> and don’t forget to keep mould at bay too by wiping any moisture that has formed on the windows with an absorbent cloth.
A great range of products and following such advice means an end to the annoying problem of condensation on windows!
Find out how condensation removers can also help allergy sufferers later in the week.