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    • mrbg07546
    • By mrbg07546 8th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    Cost effective way to remove moisture causing damp.
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
    Cost effective way to remove moisture causing damp. 8th Jan 18 at 3:54 PM
    Due to heating in winter months I notice windows getting wet and there is a damp spot by our windows.

    We donít dry clothes indoor etc. I think itís something that happens in winter.

    Whatís the most cost effective way to reduce moisture? One of them moisture things from pound land?
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 8th Jan 18, 4:01 PM
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    It's happening in winter because you are producing moisture all the time by living there and because the windows are the coldest surface, that's where the moisture condenses. A damp spot around the window will either be from pooling water running off the window or because the wall is another cold spot, being near the window. In the warmer months, the warm air can hold more moisture before it condenses and you probably ventilate the house more naturally.

    The best and most cost-effective thing to start with is to tackle the source. You can't stop breathing but what extractors do you have in bathrooms and kitchens? Cooking, bathing, showering are all prime sources of adding moisture to the air. Extraction is best but if that's not available, ventilation is the next best thing (basically opening windows). Do you have trickle vents on the windows? If so, leave them open to allow some air movement. Once you've reduced the source of the problem and if the condensation and damp persists, your best bet is a dehumidifier if budget permits. The sort of thing from Poundland aren't particularly effective and are pretty much "one shot", so you'll need to be buying replacements.
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