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What Causes Water Stains Near the Air Vents?

Water stains around the air vents are a common household issue. Homes in warmer climes (imagine Floridian weather or Southwestern temps), experience this phenomenon more frequently than abodes in cooler areas. While the problem leaves some homeowners scratching their heads, water stains surrounding the air vents can be easily explained and effectively resolved. Moisture is clearly the culprit when it comes to creating unanticipated water stains in unexpected places. But how does excess water saturate the ceiling? The answer is condensation. Droplets of water that form in one of three ways contribute to the water stains near the air vents. What is Condensation? First, it’s important to understand the concept of condensation. Water vapor, or the moisture in the air (which is always ...