Don’t Use This Viral TikTok Hack to Fix Windows Fogging
Khaki can be great. After all, we have an entire website dedicated to them for over 15 years. But sometimes they can be reckless or even dangerous because they will ruin your toilet or start a fire . Sometimes the best way to do things is the old-fashioned way, as was the case with the recent viral tip on how to keep windows from getting condensation in the winter.
Don’t listen to the hacker hype about this. Let’s take a look at how to really keep your windows clean this season.
What is the new virus hack?
The hack can be found on, where else, TikTok . It recommends coating the inside of all your windows with dishwashing liquid or cleaning solution to keep them out of water droplets all winter. According to Express , it does work, but it comes at a cost: those droplets will go somewhere and could end up on porous surfaces around your home. Should we replace wet windows with water stains on the walls or, even worse, with mold?
What is the best way to deal with winter condensation on windows?
Instead, Express recommends using a dehumidifier in any affected rooms to balance the humidity in the air, and this is a great place to start that doesn’t include covering the windows with a film of dish soap.
Manufacturer Stanek Windows also suggests turning off the humidifier, turning on the fan when you cook or shower, and keeping the ceiling fan running even when it’s cold outside. If your windows are fogging up a lot, open them to let warm, moist air out. If the problem persists, consider installing window seals or temporary shrink-wrap insulation. Also, move plants away from windows as they release moisture into the air.
To combat condensation on the outside of windows, use Rain X or other windshield protector.
Most importantly, wipe off any moisture you see every day so it doesn’t soak into the wood around your windows and cause musty smells or mold growth.