​Condensation may not be something we automatically think of when it comes to property damage. However, over time, condensation can become something of an issue. Why? A continuous dripping of water due to condensation could cause anything from mold problems to rotten flooring. Plus, if condensation starts to drip on electrical items, it can easily become a fire hazard. So, how can you reduce the amount of condensation in the home?
Firstly, it is important to lower humidity levels in your home. You can do this using a dehumidifier or an air conditioner. Dehumidifiers work by drawing water vapor into their tank which prevents it from accumulating on surfaces.
Insulate pipes. This is another effective way to reduce condensation. Just be aware that if you need these pipes to assist in heating the home, any insulation you wrap them in will prevent this.
Limit the number of plants in your home. Plants, while beautiful, contribute to higher levels of humidity so, by reducing the number of indoor plants you have, the lower the humidity will be.
Open windows and doors. A well-ventilated home will help with humidity levels indoors and reduce condensation. Of course, this only works if the air outside is not as humid as inside.
If, after trying these methods, you are still experiencing high levels of condensation, what should you do? This may be a good time to have the problem looked at professionally as the water may be caused by another problem like a water leak.