There is always some moisture in the air, even if you cannot see it. If air gets cold, it cannot hold all the moisture produced by everyday activities and some of this moisture appears as tiny droplets of water, most noticeable on windows on a cold morning. This is condensation. It can also be seen on mirrors when you have a bath or shower, and on cold surfaces such as tiles or cold walls.

Look for condensation in your student apartment. It can appear on or near windows, in corners and, in or behind wardrobes and cupboards. Condensation forms on cold surfaces and places where there is little movement of air.

Condensation occurs in cold weather, even when the weather is dry. It can appear on or near windows, in corners and, in or behind wardrobes and cupboards. Condensation forms on cold surfaces and places where there is little movement of air.

Dampness, caused by excessive condensation can lead to mould growth on walls and furniture, mildew on clothes and other fabrics and the rotting of wooden window frames.

Causes of Condensation

There are 4 main factors that cause condensation:

1.     Too much moisture being produced in the room

2.     Not enough ventilation

3.     The temperature of your room

4.     Cold surfaces and places where there is little movement of air

Solutions

1.     Use the washing line, washer dryer or a clothes horse/airer to dry your clothes.

2.     Open windows to let in fresh air and moisture out – but remember your security!

3.     Wipe away any moisture on windows and windowsills

4.     In cold weather keep the heating on low all day to help control condensation.

5.     It is better to have a medium-to-low level of heat throughout the apartment.

 

Please take appropriate steps to prevent condensation and mould.

If you see any signs of mould, please Contact Us as soon as possible.

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