How To Prevent Condensation in Spring
You might think that condensation in spring is just a fact of life. But it turns out that there’s plenty that you can do to prevent it from causing damage to your property. Let’s take a look.
Dry Your Clothes Outdoors
Clothes fresh out of the washing machine contain a lot of water. This water has to go somewhere. When you dry clothes indoors, the water evaporates, mixes with the atmosphere and then condenses when it comes into contact with colder surfaces, like windows and mirrors. To avoid condensation in the spring, consider drying your clothes outdoors.
Use Lids While Cooking
Pretty much all food contains a high moisture content. Pans of boiling water and hot food give off steam which has the same effect as the clothes drying example above, pumping out water vapour into the air.
Turn On Your Extractor Fan While Showering
There’s a reason building regulations require that bathrooms have extractor fans: bathrooms are a magnet for moisture. Hot showers cause large amounts of water vapour to mix with the regular air in your home, leading to the problem of condensation. In the spring, windows are cold, so water condenses, putting your windows and sills at risk of developing mould patches.
Ensure Your Washing Machine Is Venting Properly
Washing machines rely on extraction vents to rid them of excess water vapour during operation. But if these vents are blocked, then all the steam goes into your home, risking condensation. Check to make sure your vent isn’t blocked and works properly.