The Kärcher Window Vac is ideal for removing condensation from windows. €129.99

Don't put up with dampness this winter

More than two-thirds of Irish households are concerned about health issues related to dampness and condensation in the home, new research has revealed.

The figures are the result of a new study carried out by Kärcher, an international provider of innovative cleaning solutions.

The study found that 68% of Irish homeowners are worried about health issues and potential safety risks related to dampness and condensation in their homes, with nearly one in five (19%) reporting “extreme concern”.

The research also revealed that this widespread unease has significant implications for the cost of living, with increased heating costs (51%) and windowsill damage (33%) emerging as major worries for cost conscious consumers.

As condensation becomes prevalent, especially during the winter months, it is an issue that most Irish households face. Beyond the inconvenience of condensation, it can also pose serious health issues with damp and mould in the home, including respiratory issues, allergic reactions, headaches, fatigue, and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat. Kärcher says addressing these issues promptly is crucial for maintaining a safe and healthy living environment while reducing the financial impact on householders.

Lee Hulsman, Head of Retail at Kärcher Ireland, said: "We recognise the importance of understanding the challenges that Irish households face with condensation and dampness. The results of this study have revealed valuable insights into the concerns of our customers.”

To combat dampness and condensation, Kärcher has developed its hugely popular Window Vac, a versatile tool which offers a comprehensive solution for managing condensation and enhancing home safety and cleanliness.

The study showed that 43% of respondents acknowledged Kärcher's Window Vac’s effectiveness in removing condensation from windows. Additionally, 41% and 34% of participants indicated they use or would use a Window Vac for cleaning shower doors and vacuuming dust and debris from surfaces, respectively.

Dave Moore, broadcaster, DIY enthusiast, and Kärcher fan, shared his experience: "I've always been passionate about maintaining a healthy home, and condensation can be a real issue. Kärcher's Window Vac has transformed the way I tackle this problem, effortlessly removing condensation and ensuring a safer and more comfortable living environment."

This November, Kärcher has announced exclusive Black Friday promotions with a 20% discount on all Window Vac’s on, making it the perfect time to invest in this super useful wonder-tool. Additionally, with Christmas just around the corner, a Kärcher Window Vac makes an ideal and thoughtful gift choice for the cleaning enthusiast.