How to get rid of condensation on Windows: 65p hack works “overnight”

How to get rid of condensation on Windows: 65p hack works “overnight”

TikTok video creator Nazia shares home tips, hacks and “mommy life” on her page @naziaxhome. After one of her fans shared a viral hack explaining how to make a homemade dehumidifier to get rid of window condensation, she put it to the test.

In a video shared with her 68.7k followers, Nazia showed how she placed a bowl of salt on the windowsill under a pane that is usually covered in condensation during the day.

She said, “The salt has absorbed most of the condensation from this window. I left the bowl overnight.” She added: “This worked on one of the windows when the bowl was right under it.”

Salt is a great substance to use as a natural dehumidifier, as it is free of chemicals, but works well to absorb moisture in the surrounding air.

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Like most grains, rice is hygroscopic and can therefore be used to absorb moisture, especially in confined spaces and closed boxes.

But both rice and salt are not the best ways for those who have more extreme moisture problems or to try to beat condensation that accumulates in larger rooms.

Furthermore, experts from DampSolving.com note: “Rice will only absorb moisture when the vapor pressure inside the grains is lower than that outside.”

This means that the homemade method may not work in rooms that are extremely humid. Another user recommended using baking soda for the same reason. They wrote: “Just use baking soda. Same thing and it neutralizes odors at the same time!” [SIC]

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Other viewers explained how they have used salt in their homes to combat moisture in the air. One user said: “That’s why I have salt lamps. They suck in at night and then release when turned on [in the] daytime. Open the windows and let [the] wet out.” [SIC]

Another commenter said: “My Nanna has salt shakers everywhere. It’s a game changer.” Video viewer BPH added: “Mum and Dad used to do this at the end of the season when our caravan closed. Always kept the form away.”

Other viewers explained how they have used salt in their homes to combat moisture in the air. One user said: “That’s why I have salt lamps. They suck in at night and then release when turned on [in the] daytime. Open the windows and let [the] wet out.” [SIC]

Another commenter said: “My Nanna has salt shakers everywhere. It’s a game changer.” Video viewer BPH added: “Mum and Dad used to do this at the end of the season when our caravan closed. Always kept the form away.”

What are the dangers of leaving condensation untreated?

Condensation is one of the main causes of dampness in properties and can eventually lead to the growth of mold if not addressed. This can affect window frames, walls, wallpaper and even certain home materials, including curtains and blinds.

Mold is extremely dangerous to health, especially for infants, elderly people and those with pre-existing conditions such as asthma.

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