A Drop of This Affordable Product Is Enough to Prevent Condensation on Windows This Winter

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.10 - 2024 8:17 PM CET

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A straightforward trick using a product commonly found in our kitchens can create a barrier against water droplets.

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Winter comes with its own small household annoyances, such as condensation on windows. Many people experience droplets forming on their windows during winter, a common occurrence, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. This is caused by the temperature difference between the inside and outside.

Besides being unsightly, condensation can create an uncomfortable feeling of dampness and promote mold growth on windows and nearby walls.

What can you do?

Several solutions are available to tackle this issue. You can, of course, turn up your home heating (which might not be economical), invest in a dehumidifier (which can be noisy), ventilate more, and so on. But there is also a magical, simple, and effective trick to combat condensation.

The secret? All you need is a bit of dishwashing liquid and a cloth.

  1. First, clean your windows as usual.

  2. Once they are completely dry, apply a drop of dishwashing liquid to your dry or slightly damp cloth and rub the inside of your windows in circular motions to avoid leaving marks.

  3. It's important to ensure that the cloth isn't too wet to prevent foaming and not to use too much product, which could leave streaks on the windows.

  4. Then, wipe the entire surface with a dry cloth.

But why does this seemingly odd method work?

According to several science websites, the potential reason dish soap stops condensation is due to the waxy, alkaline texture of the soap.

It prevents water molecules from adhering to the glass. Since the steam no longer has a smooth surface to cling to, it cannot fog up the mirrors and windows in your home.

This simple, cost-effective trick is an efficient solution for reducing condensation on windows during the winter months.

With just a drop of dishwashing liquid, you can say goodbye to condensation and fully enjoy the warmth and comfort of your home during the winter. Just think about it...

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