Home Condensation Explained Condensation 6 - "But I dry my clothes in the dining room and the condensation and mould is in the bedroom"
Condensation 6 - "But I dry my clothes in the dining room and the condensation and mould is in the bedroom" PDF Print E-mail

 

If you do practice the bad habit of drying clothes inside, it makes very little difference where you do this in terms of where condensation actually forms in a property. The water vapour given off by the wet clothes whilst drying is very quickly distributed uniformally throughout the property. Water vapour exerts a pressure and will always move down the pressure gradient from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure and this will happen very quickly if there is little obstruction. Do not kid yourself that by drying clothes in the bathroom or spare room you will not get problems elsewhere in the property.

 

Example: Imagine you were lucky enough to be brought tea and toast in bed one morning and the kind person making the toast burnt it. Upstairs in bed you would know that they burnt the toast long before it arrived in your bedroom because you could smell it. Think about what is happening to enable you to smell the burnt toast - Particles of burnt toast will have left the toaster, out of the kitchen, through the hall, up the stairs, into your bedroom and up your nose! And it's not just in your bedroom the burnt toast would be detected either - it will be all over the house!

Water vapour in a gas state and will move far more readily than burnt toast particles but the burnt toast story demonstrates just how quickly water vapour produced in one area will distribute itself.

 

DO NOT dry clothes inside on radiators etc. as this is the single biggest contributor to the formation of condensation and mould in properties.

 
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