Reduce condensation in your home

In the winter months, you can expect to see a greater chance of condensation build up within your home because of the outside air temperature dropping much lower compared to the summer. It is important that you ensure you are following the below steps so condensation within the home can be managed affectively to help prevent mould growth in your home.

Quick Guide

Saucepan lid Use pan lids when cooking

This will ensure that you reduce the moisture content created when cooking or boiling water.

Always use your extractor fans

Extractor fans are designed to reduce and remove moisture that is created when cooking, bathing, showering, or sleeping. Always allow an extra 15-20 minutes to clear any remaining humidity within your home.

Use your heating

Ensuring you maintain a constant temperature in your home with help prevent condensation build up in your home. Try to maintain your home at a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius in the winter months.

Keep your doors closed

Make sure you keep your kitchen and bathroom doors closed whilst cooking, bathing, showering and once finished as the moisture can travel between rooms and begin to form condensation in colder parts of your home.

Wipe away the condensation

Keeping on top of wiping away any moisture within your home will help prevent condensation In the winter months, you can expect to see a greater chance of condensation build up within your home because of the outside air temperature dropping much lower compared to the summer. It is important that you ensure you are following the below steps so condensation within the home can be managed affectively to help prevent mould growth in your home. build up that could potentially lead to mould growth. This will also include wiping away condensation that has formed on your windows during the night, this should be done each morning during the winter. There are some very handy products on the market that can wipe away and extract the moisture in seconds from your windows, walls, and tiles.

Clothes drying outside Try to dry your clothes outside

Drying clothes on a radiator will increase the humidity within your home and lead to an increase in the moisture within the air. Please try to dry as much washing outdoors or dry within your bathroom with the window open and the door firmly shut until the washing is completely dry.

Adequate ventilation

Not allowing air to stagnate within the home is vital to help prevent mould growth. Please ensure you leave gaps for air circulation around furniture in all rooms, open your windows to allow a change of air and ensure your ventilation systems are switched on and in use.

Prevent overfilling of wardrobes and cupboards

Cupboards and wardrobes can suffer from mould growth due to a lack of ventilation as the air is not able to freely circulate inside. It’s always good to ensure your furniture doors are frequently opened, not overfilled and items are repositioned to help remove stagnated air