Condensation in the House – 4 reasons to reduce it
Ventilation isn’t always an easy task, especially in a busy working home. Reminders to keep windows open and wet clothes off the radiator go ignored, especially when teenagers are involved. So why expend effort trying to reduce condensation in the house? It’s important to remind ourselves why condensation should be avoided before the wallpaper begins to peel and black mould starts growing on your walls, ceilings & soft furnishings.
Here at Safeguard Europe, we know a lot about condensation. For those of you in a hurry, here’s 4 reasons why you should reduce condensation in the house.
PREVENT PROPERTY DAMAGE
When hot air has nowhere to go, it finds a home on cold surfaces and condenses into water. Excess condensation can damage window seals, destroy wallpaper, warp wood and harm, well… pretty much everything you own! Excess moisture attacks walls and ceilings. To make matters worse, visibly wet walls are colder walls. Damp homes struggle to maintain their intended thermal efficiency, leading to increased heating bills and an unnecessary strain on the heating system. Reducing condensation through correct ventilation and the use of condensation-limiting materials like Dryzone® Anti-Condensation Paint can protect your house from damage.
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Excess condensation causes a rise in the humidity levels of your home. Mould growth from excess condensation introduces allergens into the house and disrupts night-time breathing. The NHS states this can lead to poor sleep quality and other complications. Babies, the elderly and people with existing skin, respiratory & immune system problems should always avoid damp conditions. But a damp environment doesn’t just impact your physical health, it affects mental health too. Coughs, runny noses, sore throats and worse – all can be prevented if you reduce condensation in the house.
REFRESH YOUR HOME
There’s nothing like the fresh feeling of crisp fresh air to revive the spirit and renew the mind. Ventilating your home lets stale air free, releases odours and keeps bathrooms & kitchens feeling fresh & clear. But that isn’t the only benefit – a robust ventilation system reduces condensation on windows, walls and furniture too. Take precautions to avoid clutter and maintain space around house plants, flower vases & aquariums. This ensures air circulation and allows any water vapour to escape the home. Recharge from the stresses of the work day and reorganize for a more content life.
A major source of condensation in the home is you. A busy day working from home, a serious session on the exercise bike or just a lazy day spent marathoning box sets… all these activities are condensation sources thanks to exhalation and perspiration. Every time you use water, you generate condensation. Washing the dishes and your hands, cleaning clothes, cooking… all these ordinary daytime activities release litres of water into the living space. So let’s spend some time outdoors, safe in the knowledge that every moment spent away makes serious progress to reduce condensation in the house. Now you know why you should reduce condensation in the home, make sure to check out 5 lifestyle changes to stop condensation. For a deeper dive into causes and types of condensation, we’ve got you covered.
Here at Safeguard Europe, we know condensation. We’ve been producing, manufacturing and supplying top of the line environmental-control products and materials since 1983. For condensation control, we’re always here with an extensive range of solutions. Try our Dryzone Anti-Condensation Paint, Dryzone Anti-Mould Paint and Dryzone Mould Removal & Prevention Kit. For more extensive problems with condensation in the house, our dedicated Customer Care and Technical Team are happy to offer support and guidance at our West Sussex call centre.