When you think of Christmas you probably think of good food, spending time with family and friends; it’s the perfect time to get together. However, the mix of cold weather, extra people and cooking can add to unwanted condensation in your home.
Condensation on windows and walls may not seem like a big problem initially, but it can quickly cause more problems for you and your home. Condensation is caused by steam or water vapour coming into contact with cold surfaces such as walls, ceilings and windows, and if allowed to persist, can result in mould forming on interior surfaces and even on furnishings.
If you live in a brand new home, some condensation can be the result of evaporation of moisture from building materials, but changes to your routine over the Christmas period can also increase levels of moisture in the home. NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty provider for new homes, is offering all home owners some tips to help reduce condensation this Christmastime: