When we think of water or moisture intrusion we do not automatically think of condensation as being the cause. However, condensation over time can become a problem. Why is this? Because if condensation causes water to drip continuously in one area it can lead to issues like rotten flooring and mold. It can also present a fire hazard if water starts to drip onto electrical appliances. So, are there some ways you can prevent condensation from becoming a problem?
Reduce the levels of humidity in the home. A dehumidifier or air conditioning unit is an effective way to lower indoor humidity levels. A dehumidifier will draw water vapor into a tank instead of allowing it to accumulate on a surface.
Keep the home well ventilated. Good airflow helps to lower the level of indoor humidity. Keep in mind, this only works if the outside air is not as humid as the air indoors.
Another way to successfully reduce condensation is to insulate pipes. If you rely on these pipes to heat the home, though, this may not be a good option as wrapping them in insulation will stop any heat from escaping.
Indoor plants can do a lot of good, such as contributing to better air quality, but they will also raise the level of humidity. So, if you want to have less humidity you should rethink the number of plants you have in your home.
If you have tried all these methods and still notice an accumulation of water, you may need to have a professional come and diagnose the actual problem as it may be a leak and not condensation after all.