Tips&TricksDIY approaches to tackle winter home humidity and prevent mold growth

DIY approaches to tackle winter home humidity and prevent mold growth

In this way, I remove moisture and excess water from the windows.
In this way, I remove moisture and excess water from the windows.
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6:11 AM EST, February 4, 2024, updated: 4:22 AM EST, March 7, 2024

One of the main culprits of high humidity level in houses is poor room ventilation. It leads to humidity settling on the windows in the form of condensed steam. Not only does it distort the view from the windows, but it is also a strong indication that there's too much humidity in the house. Moreover, it can lead to the formation of mold spores, which are notoriously difficult to eradicate. If you find water on your windows each morning, using a simple product to wipe them down will help solve this problem.

Dealing with Humidity in the House

Many homeowners grapple with this issue, often resorting to expensive investments in humidity absorbers. Unfortunately, these devices do little more than temporarily mask the problem. They require regular filter replacements, leading to extra work and additional cost. A more effective solution is to abandon the use of these devices and implement a practical method that will permanently remove the water droplets accumulating on the windows.

Airing the rooms regularly during winter can effectively reduce excess indoor humidity. If weather conditions permit, avoid keeping laundry indoors as it contributes to water settling on the windows. The process of water vapor condensation is a well-known scientific phenomena and is often the root cause of this problem. To counter this, use a product capable of creating a protective barrier against water on the window surfaces.

Best ways to remove water from windows

You don't have to spend a fortune to tackle humidity. A common kitchen item like dish soap can be very effective in removing water droplets from windows. Simply apply a small amount of it onto a cloth and wipe the areas where the water accumulates. This will not only remove the water droplets but also protect the window surfaces from further water settlement.

Household items like baking soda or vinegar also work wonders in reducing humidity. They're inexpensive anti-condensation agents. Both products also exhibit cleaning and anti-fungal properties - perfect for curbing the growth of mold in damp conditions. Condensing water vapor on the panes can be cleared quickly using unusual solutions like toothpaste or shaving foam, both of which can prevent excess humidity from settling on glass surfaces.

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