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Moisture often builds up in apartments due to their size and age. You may notice moisture on windows, or in some cases on exterior walls, usually below windows. It is also found on bathroom ceilings. Here are some things you can do to reduce the moisture:

  • have the bathroom window open during and immediately after taking a shower (in the winter make sure to close it when you leave)
  • keep the bathroom door closed to prevent the moisture from getting in the rest of the apartment
  • keep wet clothes and towels in your bathroom with the door closed
  • do not dry clothes in your apartment
  • take shorter showers
  • open windows in the apartment to let the moisture out (in the winter do not leave them open for more than 10 minutes)
  • turn on your ceiling fans to help circulate air in your apartment (make sure they are in reverse mode)
  • do not have an excess amount of plants or aquariums in your apartment
  • if you cook a lot, open a window while cooking, and turn on fans
  • do not put furniture right next to exterior walls because this prevents air flow along the wall
  • use a dehumidifier to reduce the amount of moisture in the air
  • limit use of humidifiers which will generate more moisture in the air
  • regularly wipe down damp surfaces with bleach to prevent mildew, as fungus needs “food” to grow and will thrive in dusty areas
  • keep your blinds and shades up so that air can flow around windows

The water stains created by moisture on your walls and windows can be cleaned with soap and water, a general cleaning agent, or bleach wipes.

If you continue to have problems please send in a maintenance request.