One of the methods to prevent water condensation on a window (Barneyplease)
Winter is in full swing, the storm Barbara hits us and also brings with it a lot of moisture that penetrates the house, creating moisture that brings mold into the house.
But don't worry.
Alan Reid, a window and home sealing expert shares some helpful and cheaper than expected tips that will help you get rid of the oppressive mold that forms anywhere there is moisture.
His first tip is to check that your window seal, which is designed to prevent the humid air from entering the house, is working properly.
"Replace the seal between the layers of glass. This is necessary to prevent steam from entering the house. If the seal is not in order, it will reduce the lifespan of the window and may lead to the entry of cold air," he explained.
And it also turns out to be inexpensive and costs between NIS 10 and 20 per window.
Another tip of his is to monitor the color and shine of your window - because this can be a sign of condensation of water and accumulation of mold.
Alan explained: "If the paint around the window begins to peel, crumble or swell, this indicates water intrusion, when moisture can be trapped under the paint and this can cause mold around the window. The paint can hide moisture, so you should not ignore peeling paint, but the problem needs to be addressed." .
Another tip he gave to the British SUN is to install an outside fan to help prevent moisture from building up in the rooms and thus prevent the mold from piling up.
"It is particularly effective for rooms that are prone to moisture such as the kitchen and the bathroom, when cooking and showers lead to the accumulation of water and steam."
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. For those who want to take this idea a step further, he recommends installing smart fans.
There are windows with small fans that are installed above them that look like small air conditioners and take out air.
According to him, they are very effective in maintaining air circulation in the house on cold days and lead to a reduction of mold and humidity.
It turns out that this device is also not very expensive and its price starts from only 5 dollars.
And finally, Allen recommends that those who can add a third layer of glass and use it with glazing.
He claims that a triple layer of glass can help prevent water from getting in much more likely and reduce the chance of mold and cold spots in the wall.
"With better insulation, you can also reduce your electricity bill and keep your home warmer in the cold months," he explained, "which means that a bigger investment sometimes pays off."
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