If in the environment of a house there is a lot of humidity caused by cooking or using the shower, without extracting to the outside the steam generated, this vapor condenses in the colder parts of the house, in corners and cupboards.

It is very important to extract to the outside all the steam that is generated in the interior of the house, and it must be considered that opening the window is not an effective solution, since in winter more moisture can enter the interior than the one that seeks to expel.

What is condensation moisture?

In a room the higher the temperature, the more water the environment can hold without condensing.

When the environment is cooled mainly at night, water condenses in all cold areas. Typical places of condensation include areas around exterior doors and windows, as well as spots with little air movement, such as corners, cabinets, and angles and corners, and the upper part of walls, thoughit can also appear at the bottom of walls in poorly ventilated corners and angles.

Consequences of humidity due to condensation

If the air is not ventilated or renewed the humidity can saturate the walls leading to mold growth,which is very dangerous for the health of people,animals, and plants.

  • Condensation dampness has very bad consequences, both for health and for the economy
  • Respiratory diseases, asthma, rheumatism, and allergies.
  • Deterioration of walls and interiors.
  • Significant increase in household appliance maintenance expenditure.
  • Significant increase in heating expenditure (30%).
  • Devaluation of the value of your home.
  • Appearance of mold on walls, furniture, clothing, accessories and footwear.
  • Proliferation of insects such as cockroaches and termites.

How to solve condensation problems in a home?

Moisture condenses in cold areas and wall angles

You can take actions in your daily life to greatly reduce moisture by condensation, without needing to install any forced ventilation apparatus to remove moisture by condensation

  • Do not use butane stoves, because they emit a lot of water vapor.
  • When cooking use the extractor to evacuate water vapor.
  • When using the bath or shower connect the extractor to extract water vapor.
  • When removing clothes from the washer or dryer and opening the dishwasher use the extractor.
  • If you also have rising damp along with condensation, purchase Humitat-Stop HS-221, which consequently drastically reduce both types of moisture.
  • Another option for managing condensation moisture in bedrooms or living rooms, is to install a ceiling fan and operate it in winter position and at minimum speed.
  • If all this measures are not sufficient, consider installing a forced ventilation system, which can solve the problem in less than a month. This equipment has to be installed by a professional and has the drawback of consuming 500W to heat the outside air, which is then circulated it throughout the house and exhausted it from the other end.

How to differentiate moisture by condensation?

Condensation moistures appears in these places:

  • In the cold areas of the house such as around doors and windows facing the outside and walls oriented to the north.
  • In the corners with little ventilation as are the corners and angles of the walls of the rooms, both at the top and bottom.
  • If it is in a low or a basement, they can be mixed with moisture by capillarity, but normally by eliminating the latter with HS-221, humidity is also greatly reduced by condensation as water does not evaporate from the surface of the walls.