A real estate expert revealed exactly why condensation starts on our windows in the morning — and how to get rid of it.
With the weather getting cooler outside, many of us will probably notice water droplets forming on the cold surfaces of windows. Not only can removal be a pain, but excessive condensation can lead to other serious problems like damp and mold.
Many people have taken to social media alarmed by this phenomenon, but one real estate professional offered a handy explanation and helpful tips for making sure it doesn’t appear on your windows anymore.
A TikTok user asked thatpropertyguy why she wakes up every morning to damp, wet windows, the Mirror reports.
She wrote, “We always get condensation but only one window in the whole house and it’s always in the morning…that baffles me.”
The insider expert was on hand to explain exactly why this is happening in her home and the best way to prevent it.
In the video, he said, “A lot of people say they always get condensation in one window in the morning. I guarantee it will be your bedroom window.”
On why this might happen, Property Guy said, “Overnight the moisture from your breath will collect on the cold surface of the window,” adding that it would be worse if you kept your door closed.
It’s basically the same idea as why a window surface would fog up if you breathed hot air directly into it, he explained. This fog is just a layer of moisture that sticks to the cold window glass.
The NHS has warned that too much humidity indoors can cause health problems such as asthma, but the Property Guy also revealed how to reduce the risk.
“Reduce this by opening a window or getting a dehumidifier,” he explained.
People flocked to the comments to share their own advice on getting rid of condensation, with one saying, “Most windows have holes at the top or bottom. They should always be open. They allow passive ventilation and stop condensation.”
Another said: “The triple-glazing option is the best for window replacements.”
A third said, “Get some moisture-loving plants. It helps.”
We previously shared which houseplants are the best at eliminating moisture and mold from your home. Before making a purchase, you should make sure that it is not toxic to pets if you have furry friends around the house.
These plants are usually low-maintenance and don’t need a lot of sunlight to thrive, making them ideal for your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere else they bloom.
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