Ways to Prevent Condensation in your Property

By Doherty • May 21st, 2011
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We first need to understand just what condensation is. What you may not know is that water is always present in the air. Condensation is created when this water vapor comes into contact with a cool surface for example. This process happens as when air is a cool temperature it looses its ability to hold water vapor, this means that the vapor it holds then turns back into liquid. For example lets take the case of a bottle of pop on a warmer day. I’m sure you will have wondered why there is water on the outside of the bottle despite the heat? This is because of condensation and the air being cooled on the bottle. The moisture created by condensation in your home, is one of the leading causes of mold growth in your home.

So how do you prevent condensation in your home?

There are two main ways to achieve this. The first is to stop putting excess water into the air. To do this you can simply cover pots on the stove and keep hot showers to a minimum.

The other way to prevent this is to ensure that the heating in your home is effective. You need to eliminate varying temperatures in your property.

Various heating sources such as bottled gas and some heaters create areas in the home which are warmer than others, try to avoid this.

Also try to ensure that the ventilation is functioning as it should. Some great ways to do this is by having a window cracked open at all times to allow fresh air in. The use of a fan or similar ventilation device will also help you achieve this.

Condensation is an easy thing to prevent in your house and a great way to take action again black mold growth. Without moisture (condensation), the mold will not be able to grow and you, your family and property will be kept safe.

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