Have you ever wondered what that little bit of water on the inside of your windows is? Why does condensation appear on windows? It might seem harmless but it’s actually a sign of bad ventilation, mildew, or mold.

If moisture buildup is left untreated it can lead to serious problems like mold, mildew, and water damage. It’s important to find out the root cause of the window condensation which can happen when warm moist indoor air meets with a cooler surface.

If moisture is found between the glass it’s usually not sealed well. The quick fix is replacing the insulated glass panel and it’s relatively simple to do that. It’s important that the windows are properly insulated especially in older homes. Weatherstripping and storm windows can help with that.

Plants can release moisture into the air so they should be moved off your window sill during the cold season. And in the winter it’s not necessary to use a humidifier you can run it a lot less frequently than you do any other time of year.

Winterizing your windows and checking ventilation problems can help you quickly find the cause of the moisture and prevent future damage.