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Easy steps to prevent condensation in your home

Are you struggling with mould on your walls, and constantly battling condensation problems around the home? Getting on top of condensation can be tricky. This video shows you some quick fixes that could be your condensation cure!

Transcript

*Condensation*

“One of the most common causes of damp in a home is condensation. Condensation occurs when water vapour becomes trapped within your home”

*Step 1 Cold air enters the building*

“Cold air enters the building and is then heated to our comfort”

*Step 2 The air is heated for the comfort of the occupants*

“The warm air takes up any moisture from everyday activities such as cooking, drying clothes, or having a shower”

*Step 3 The warm air takes up any moisture in the air from every activities*

“When the warm air comes into contact with a cold surface, it cools below its dew point”

*Step 4 The warm air comes into contact with a cold surface and cools below its dew point*

 “Resorting in to release of excess moisture and condensation.”

*Step 5 Condensation occurs as the excess moisture is released.*

*Mould grows when damp, wet conditions remain on surfaces. Bacteria grows and mould is visible on walls and ceilings*

“Some people don’t realise what can cause moisture in their home. Did you know that having a bath or a shower can produce 2 pints of condensation? Cooking with saucepans produces 6 pints and running an unvented tumble dryer can produce 8 pints. Even two people at home for the day can produce around 3 pints of condensation.”

“You can reduce the amount of condensation produced by changing a few things in your home. (*also on the screen in letters*) For example, opening a window when you’re taking a shower or a bath, running the cold tap before the hot, when filling the bath, closing the kitchen door, turning on the extractor fan and putting lids on pans when cooking, or even moving furniture away from the wall slightly, to allow for the air flow around the house, and keeping the heating on low at home so that surfaces in your home aren’t cold enough for damp and mould to form.”

“If you notice any mould forming in your home, you can clean it yourself using a specialised cleaning product. This can be found at your local supermarket. Ensure that it has a health and safety executive approval number and follow the instructions for use carefully.”

“You can then treat the affected area with mould resistant paint. For more information go to Bromford.co.uk”

*For more information go to www.Bromford.co.uk/dampandmould*