Coping with condensation in a static caravan is to understand what causes it and then prevent it as much as you can. One day boffins may come up with a way to prevent the effects and damage caused but, in the interim, here are some of our top tips to reduce compensation.
What Causes Condensation In Caravans
Mainly poor ventilation in a static caravan is the main cause. This does not mean there is little or no ventilation in the manufacturing process. It is what we do in our static caravans during the cold weather that makes the difference between lots of problems and just a few.
Most modern static homes are double glazed and often benefit from good quality central heating. Naturally, when it is cold outside, we keep the windows and doors closed and turn the heating up. Many caravans are insulated. Whilst double glazing, central heating and insulation keeps us warm, these three components also conspire to cause the condensation. They all diminish the all-important ventilation!
Where To Find Condensation
Heat retention and reduced ventilation form moisture particularly on internal cold surfaces. The most noticeable moisture is on windows because they cloud up – we know and see this. However, there are also other areas that might not be so visible such as the interiors of cupboards, wardrobes and cabinets. Moisture will concentrate in the colder corners of the rooms as well.
Condensation that is not dealt quickly with can form mould which is highly destructive to fabrics and clothes. It can also lead to wood rotting.
You cannot completely eliminate condensation in your secondhand static caravan, but you can take steps to reduce it and prevent the damage it causes. After staying in your static home take time to dry any damp surfaces, walls and cupboards. You can do this by opening all the windows and doors for as long as time allows, and of course the weather. This will clear moisture from windows and go a long way toward drying out the soft furnishings, fabrics and even your clothes.
If you are not going to use the caravan for a long period of time leave some damp absorption crystals out in dishes, dotted around. Place one dish of them in each room.
When cooking, make sure you use the extractor fan and keep it on. If you have an older model static caravan, consider installing an extractor fan or make sure you keep the lids on your saucepans.
Ensure the air vents are clear of any obstructions and opened. Closing the air vents not only traps the moisture but prevents harmful fumes from fires and water heaters from escaping out of the home.
Keeping the central heating on at a lower temperature for longer is better than turning it up to full capacity for shorter periods.
Bathrooms collect condensation more than any other room. If you do not have an extractor fan make sure you leave a window open, after a shower or bath, until the moisture clears.
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