Use moisture traps
The simple, no-fuss way to absorb excess moisture in your home, a moisture trap is a compact unit filled with absorbent crystals. Keep one in your bathroom or kitchen to help prevent damp and condensation.
The UniBond Aero 360° Moisture Absorber will tackle the root cause of the problem by drawing water from the air and converting it into a solution. Compact in size, it’s ideal for windowsills or tucking out of view in the corner of the room.
For small or confined spaces, use the UniBond Mini Moisture Absorber. It’ll strip all the excess moisture from your airing cupboards or shoe racks, leaving behind a fresh citrus scent.
Control cooking steam
Whether you’re boiling potatoes or simmering soup, open pans and kettles can produce lots of steam when you’re cooking, and it all builds up as condensation. A great, simple way to control it is by using lids on your saucepans – it speeds up the boiling, too.
Dry clothes outdoors
Leaving damp clothes hanging around indoors can produce excess moisture, so it’s best to dry clothes on outdoor airers whenever possible. If you’re short on space, a wall-mounted airer is a tidy solution that can be folded away after use. The Brabantia WallFix Wall-Mounted Airer is a great choice.
If you’re wondering how to stop condensation on windows, an electric dehumidifier is well worth the investment. They remove excess moisture from the air, which allows you to choose the ideal moisture level for your room. With compact, portable designs, they’re discreet enough to keep in your home and will automatically collect moisture in a built-in tank. The De’Longhi DEX12 Dehumidifier removes up to 12 litres of excess moisture a day.
Draughts through windows, doors and walls not only make your home feel colder and increase your energy bills, they also result in condensation due to the difference in temperature on either side of the windows. A simple solution is to use draught excluders around door and window frames. They’re easy to fit and offer a quick solution for keeping the heat in.
Suck up condensation
If you’ve got condensation building up on your windows and shower doors and are fed up of sponging it off with a towel, try the Karcher WV2 Window Vacuum Cleaner. It sucks up water in seconds so you can just pour it down the sink afterwards, and leaves no streaks behind.
Use anti-mould DIY products
Bathrooms and kitchens are often the first place mould starts growing so if you’re decorating, stop it before it starts with the UniBond Wall Tile Adhesive and Grout with Anti-Mould and UniBond Anti-Mould Triple Protect Sealant.