‘Quick’ hack for getting rid of window condensation ‘works wonders’

Accent Group details how to minimise condensation in the home

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Condensation is starting to become more commonplace as autumn draws in and the temperatures start to drop. Condensation occurs when moist air comes into contact with the cold, impermeable surface of the window. The moist air deposits water droplets onto the windows which is condensation.

Small amounts of condensation are usually nothing to worry about but excessive condensation or water between window panes could be a sign of a bigger problem.

With the cooler nights drawing in, fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch have shared their tricks for ousting window condensation.

Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, is a cleaning and lifestyle influencer with more than 4.5 million followers on Instagram.

In recent years, fans of hers have taken to social media to share their own tips and hacks for cleaning homes.

Sophie Green said: “Hey, every morning all my windows are like this, drenched with water. Is there any way I can stop this? Thank you.”

Sophie’s windows were soaking wet on the inside and dripping down the glass to the window sills.

It appeared Sophie’s window had condensation which occurs because water vapour in the air sits on windows that are at lower temperatures.

The most suggested response to Sophie’s problem was to use a “window vacuum” also known as a Karcher.

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Sonia Sandhu said: “Mine does this. I brought a Meaco dehumidifier and a Karcher window cleaner too. Both amazing products and works wonders.”

Kelly Adams wrote: “I’ve just bought a Karcher window vacuum for mine.

“Our windows get like this in the colder months so I’m hoping the vacuum is a good investment.”

Angela Gregory replied: “I got the same, wouldn’t be without it now. Quick going over in the morning when I open the blinds. Tried the Aldi one but the Karcher is definitely worth every penny.”

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Window vacuums aren’t cheap but are a good investment for both window cleaning and removing condensation.

KARCHER WV 2 Plus Window Vacuum Cleaner – Yellow & Black costs £49.99 from Currys.

Karcher WV Black Edition Window Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is £45 from Argos.

Easy Home Window Vacuum costs £16.99 from ALDI.

TITAN TTS799VAC Cordless Window Vacuum is £29.99 from Screw Fix.

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans for removing window condensation include opening windows, using a dehumidifier, using pots of salt and installing trickle vents.

Catherine Lane said: “Open your windows a crack. The house needs to breathe so moisture needs to leave. If it can’t, it will settle on cold surfaces creating damp. Open a few windows a touch and get some dehumidifier pots.”

Caroline Little replied: “I bought a mini dehumidifier from Amazon, works a treat” and Tilly Hunt suggested: “Put little pots of salt (standard table salt will work) in the corner of the windows to help absorb the condensation.”

Ange Richmond said: “I had this on one of my bedroom windows, got the window bloke out to look at it, he said the window seal had gone so I needed a new window section fitted.”

Claire Whiffin commented: “I used to have this problem until I bought a dehumidifier. No more condensation and also helps to dry the washing on clothes horse quicker if I can’t get it on the line.”

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