How to avoid condensation and mould?

The process by which the water vapour in the air converts to liquid water is called condensation. When warm air comes in contact with a cold surface, the warm air cools down and releases water when it is unable to hold any moisture forming condensation, which is a factor in mould growth.

Condensation is a common problem in buildings. If you don’t deal with condensation immediately, it can develop into greater and longer-lasting problems. These include damp and mould, which can damage your walls and structure of the building, and become health hazards to both you and your family.

  • Deal with steam from cooking – Cooking can produce a lot of moisture. Cover pans and pots while cooking to avoid the steam from escaping. Keep the kitchen door closed while cooking to stop the steam from escaping to other rooms of the house.
  • Get rid of steam in the bathroom – Bathing/showering can produce a lot of moisture. Keep your bathroom door closed and open the bathroom windows after a shower. Installing an extractor fan can help to clear the excess moisture in the bathroom.
  • Ventilation – Ventilation is key to control condensation. An extractor fan can remove the moisture in the room to the outside of the house thus maintaining an ideal environment within in the house that is free from condensation and mould.
  • Dry clothes outdoors – Dry clothes outdoors when possible to avoid moisture building up in your house.
  • Vent – Ensure washing machine and tumble dryer is correctly vented releasing the moisture to the outside of the house.

The best way to avoid condensation is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Our  range of bathroom fans can help avoid condensation and mould in the bathroom. If you have any condensation and mould problems, please contact us and we may be able to help you.