Condensation on windows

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Condensation on windows is often indicative of air ventilation problems in a property that can lead to black mould growth and eventual damage to plaster, wallpaper, fixtures and fittings.

Condensation is visible on windows because glass is a non-absorbent surface, and while this may seem like an everyday and harmless problem nothing could be further from the truth. While condensation on windows is obvious, you are unlikely to notice condensation form on other surfaces such as walls and furniture where it is absorbed. It is on these absorbent surfaces that black mould is likely to grow.

Tips for fixing condensation on windows

If you are currently experiencing persistent problems with condensation on windows, here are a few simple solutions to help prevent condensation.

  • Opening the windows in your property for 5-10 minutes several times a day will release warm moist air from your property.
  • You should ensure that your windows trickle vents are kept open throughout the day.
  • Other air vents such as air bricks should be kept clear to allow airflow throughout your property.
  • When cooking ensure that extractor fans are turned on and pots and pans are covered so as little moisture as possible escapes. Air ventilation systems can be installed if you do not have an extractor fan.
  • When possible clothes should be dried outside and if you use a tumble dryer the warm air should be vented outside so that it does not form as condensation on windows.
  • After having a bath or shower try to open an outside window and close the bathroom door to allow the warm, moist air to escape.

The above DIY solutions are often enough to combat condensation problems on windows, but you may notice condensation becoming exacerbated if your windows are double glazed. If your condensation problems become more severe it may be worth considering professional condensation treatment

Condensation on double glazing

Double glazed windows are even more susceptible to condensation problems than single panel windows. What can be done to combat it?

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Condensation treatment and solutions

Wise Property Care are condensation experts. If your windows are wet or you are noticing black mould growth let us fix it.

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Get help with condensation on windows

Don’t leave it too late. If you need condensation treatment, call Wise Property Care today on 0800 65 22 678.

Alternatively, you can email our team using our online contact form to discuss your condensation problem or arrange a property survey.

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