Many of us are fed of with getting condensation on our bedroom windows, and fear it could turn to mould and damage our health, but a property expert has given tips to limit it
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Condensation becomes a real problem in people’s homes in the winter. The cold air outside clashing with the hot air inside homes can create moisture which shows up on windows.
If left untreated, the condensation can turn to mould which can be incredibly damaging to your health.
While condensation can form anywhere, many are waking up in the morning to find out they have a build-up of moisture on their bedroom windows and wondering why.
One social media user took to Tiktok to share her confusion: “We always get condensation but only one window in the whole house and always in the morning… it baffles me.”
Popular TikTok user @ thatpropertyguy who shares property tips and advice shared a video explaining this phenomenon.
In the video clip, he asked: “A lot of people are saying that they always get condensation on one window in the morning. I guarantee it’s going to be your bedroom window.”
Going on to explain why this happens, The Property Guy said: “Overnight the moisture from your breath is going to collect on the cold surface of the window,” adding that it’s worse if you keep your door closed.
The TikToker then demonstrated that it’s the same principle when you breathe hot air straight onto the window and a foggy layer of moisture sticks to it.
Damp can lead to mould, which in turn make it more likely you’ll develop respiratory problems, infections, allergies or asthma, according to the NHS.
The Property Guy went on to share some ways to prevent condensation forming in the bedroom.
He explained: “Limit it from happening by opening a window or get a dehumidifier.”
People took to the comments to share their own tips, with one person saying: “Most windows will have vents at the top or bottom. They should always be open. It allows for passive ventilation and stops condensation.”
Another said: “Triple glaze option is best for replacement windows.”
A third said: “Get some humidity loving plants. It helps.”
We have previously shared which plans are best for reducing condensation and mould in the home.
Experts shared that peace lilies, palms and snake plants are good moisture-absorbing plants that can use used to keep mould out of rooms.
These plants soak up moisture from the air through the leaves, and don’t even need a lot of sunlight to flourish.
However, before pet owners go out and buy them, they should make sure they are not toxic.