How to Stop Cold Pipe Condensation From Dripping

Updated March 24, 2017

When you have cold water pipes in a warm environment, such as when the summer's heat and humidity kick in, you can end up with a condensation problem. While the pipes having some condensation on them is not a problem in itself, it can become troublesome when the condensation builds up enough to start dripping. This excess moisture can damage the area below the pipe, which can lead to mould formation in your home.

Run a dehumidifier near the cold pipe. It will help stabilise the moisture level in the air and the humidity level, which can help cut back on the pipe condensation.

Buy adhesive foam pipe insulation from a hardware store or home improvement centre.

Dry off the pipe to remove all condensation using a large towel. Be sure the dehumidifier is running nearby during this process.

Wrap the adhesive foam pipe insulation around all areas of the pipe that are exposed, including pipe fittings. Once insulated, the dripping condensation should no longer be an issue.

Things You'll Need

  • Dehumidifier
  • Towel
  • Adhesive foam pipe insulation
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Mike Johnson has been working as a writer since 2005, specializing in fitness, health, sports, recreational activities and relationship advice. He has also had short stories published in literary journals such as "First Class Magazine." Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in education and history from Youngstown State University.