How to Cure Damp Walls

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Condensation is water vapor that develops in your home and can settle on your windows and walls. It can make your walls wet, which invites mold growth and the spread of other contaminants that might lower your home’s value or cause health issues. Water vapor develops through a number of home activities and will turn to condensation when hot vapor hits a cold wall. Lower water vapor in your home to cure damp walls and condensation.

  • Cover pots when boiling water. This will lower water vapor in your home.

  • Turn on the ventilation far and shut the bathroom door after a bath or shower. Leave the door shut until the water vapor and steam dissipates. This should take about 20 minutes.

  • Avoid hanging wet clothes to dry inside your home. This will reduce the water vapor in your home.

  • Vent your dryer outside.

  • Fix your home’s ventilation system or install ceiling fans throughout the home and exhaust fans in the bathroom.

  • Heat your home above 63 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is lower than that, it will turn the water vapor to condensation when it hits a cold wall.

  • Install a dehumidifier in your home if the water vapor and damp walls are still present.

  • Install double- or triple-paned windows in your home to keep the home warmer.

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