Plumber shares free tip to help get rid of condensation on windows

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Plumber shares free tip to help get rid of condensation on windows

Ireland’s winter weather means many households wake up to heavy condensation on their windows every morning.

The cold conditions outside and warm air from the heating inside leave most of us with wet windows in the morning time.

And if left untreated, condensation could lead to mould – which causes a number of health issues.

There are many cheap tricks and hacks out there to help eliminate condensation – one plumber has revealed the main reason homes get it, and more importantly, how you can avoid it.

Taking to TikTok, the plumber from Verified by Expert Trades explained you could be experiencing condensation due to poor ventilation.

He said: “It occurs when we’ve got a warm atmosphere touching cold atmosphere. Those warm water droplets or water vapour will stick to that cold surface and then it condenses, turning into water, as such. And then you’ll have puddles on your windowsill.”

Improving ventilation in your home is “key” to preventing condensation from becoming a problem.

He showed TikTok viewers the inside of a home: “We’re lucky here, we’ve got brand new windows and they’ve got things called trickle vents on. You can leave these open so you’re not going to have that massive contrast in temperatures.”

If you’re living in an older property, the plumber advises opening windows slightly if there’s a latch lock to ensure air keeps coming in.

He explained that “that’s going to do the exact same thing as a trickle vent.”

As well as that, if you have an extraction fan, for example in your bathroom, that can also be a massive help.

“If you’ve already got one, clean it. That’s one of the big things. They do get full of dust and dirt.

“Can you upgrade to a more powerful one? If you’ve got one in the ceiling, your fan will be in the loft, which will vent out to another place. How long is that run? Can we make that run shorter of the flexible pipe so it’s got a free flow of air going to it.”

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