How To Get Rid Of Damp.
Here at St Helens Windows, we are always happy to help, here are 5 tips to get rid of damp.
Get Rid of Condensation.
Because of colder weather, condensation can come more often. Due to drying clothes indoors, leaving pans to boil without lids and hot showers and baths can all cause condensation to build up.
Condensation can gather in all sorts of places, which can cause problems over time if left untreated. If you do have condensation problems in your home, you will need to wipe down windows and your sills every day using a cloth. Wring the cloth instead of using the radiator to dry it out.
Condensation isn’t the only problem that may cause damp. However, by reducing the moisture inside the home you are already helping.
Use More Heat.
On one hand, a very well ventilated home can help to reduce moisture in the air. Furthermore, a house that is draughty can cause damp problems.
A warmer home will produce less condensation, make sure your walls have insulation and your loft had been insulated as well. Block out any draughts coming from windows and doors.
Turning up the heat all the time might not be for everyone. But keeping a least a low-level heat throughout the days will help to keep the home dry. This will help to prevent damp and save you money on expensive damp treatments.
Carrying Out Maintenance.
Some damp comes from the outside of the home. Damp proofing the outside of the walls is really effective. By removing leafs, soil and other debris that build up against the external walls regularly will help to prevent ground floor damp.
Damp That Rises.
Damp that rises usually affects the walls at ground level. The wall itself may have good damp proofing but could be subject to the build-up of moist soil, pathways and even turf on the outside wall.
Carry out inspections on your house wall to see whether you can remove away any soil or other materials away from the wall, which may be causing damp to build up.
Water Damp From Outside.
Damp that is caused by water entering our homes from the outside. Carry out regular property maintenance to prevent any damp that may seek inside. Check windows, gutters, and door frames for cracks or any other way water could enter the home.
Carrying out these simple tasks and checks will help to prevent future damp.