Window Condensation?

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Window Condensation?

Post by doreilly » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:27 pm

Hi All,

Just wondering if anybody else gets really bad condensation around their windows and pools of water on the window sills?

One of our vertical blinds is destroyed with black mildew as a result.

Just wondering if anybody else is having this problem? Just thought our windows were double glazed and wasnt expecting this problem with a new property?

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Post by cands » Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:25 pm

we've a rental property on churchwell ave and the tenants only brought this to our attention during the week.

On the front window, there is a build up on black along the window sill where the window meets the cill, I'm told by a friend that this could be due to a break in the insulation on the external part of the window or maybe a crack.

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Post by gibbi » Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:20 pm

cands wrote:we've a rental property on churchwell ave and the tenants only brought this to our attention during the week.

On the front window, there is a build up on black along the window sill where the window meets the cill, I'm told by a friend that this could be due to a break in the insulation on the external part of the window or maybe a crack.
hi. have you checked that the vents are open on the windows?

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Post by susand » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:05 am

Suggest you open the vents on your windows in the am and close when you come home at night.

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Post by doreilly » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:21 pm

Thanks, will leave the vents open more.

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Post by belwoman » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:40 pm

Just to add. We had this issue in a previous house and the vents do help. The black stuff needs to be completely removed as well if you leave even a small amount it will begin again even if the vents are open. We were tenants and had no idea what to do with it. We tried washing it but your best option is to treat it with anti-mildew solutions. It was all over the sills and blinds but luckily it was eventually gone with no lasting damage.

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Post by cands » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:05 pm

thanks for the tips. The problem has improved since the vents have been left open

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