How to prevent condensation.

As our homes are now more energy efficient we have to rethink how we live as the modern home does not ‘breathe’ the way it used to.

Please see below six steps to take in dealing with condensation…

  1. Increase ventilation. This is the first step to tackle condensation. An open window or an extractor fan can go a long way in mitigating the build-up of condensation.
  2. Wipe excess moisture off walls, doors or any surface where condensation has appeared.
  3. If you are using the cooker in the kitchen or hot water in the bathroom, leave the window open. Easier said than done in the winter. Our recommendation is to have an extractor fan in both the kitchen and bathroom.
  4. Keep the door closed. This may sound contrary to our stock advice but it is better to contain the warm moist air in the room. If allowed to travel, this warm moist air will come in contact with a cold surface and form condensation.
  5. Maintain a stable temperature throughout your home. Keep the door closed on rooms you are not using/heating.
  6. Don’t overfill cupboards and wardrobes and leave a gap (50mm) between the piece of furniture and the wall to aid movement of air.

If you require advice or you think your condensation problem is beyond this guide please contact us on 0191 3668251 or email info@rhpreservation.co.uk