Condensation and mould

When it gets colder outside there is more of a chance of condensation and mould developing in your home. It is caused when warm air settles on cold surfaces, such as windows and walls, and becomes water. The water feed fungal bacteria that naturally exists in every home and this becomes mould.

You can cut down on the chances of mould and condensation developing by:

  • Using an extractor fan in your kitchen and bathroom.
  • Keeping your bathroom door closed.
  • If you're drying clothes inside, close the door of the room where they are and open the window.
  • Keep your furniture away from the walls.
  • Keep your home warm.
  • If you have rooms which are unheated, keep them well ventilated.

The only lasting way to stop mould is by stopping condensation so if you see moisture appearing wipe it away with a dry cloth.

If you do have mould in your home, wipe down your walls and window frames with a fungicidal wash and after treatment redecorate using good quality fungicidal paint to prevent the mould coming back. Please be aware that if we have to undertake remedial work due to damage caused by poor ventilation, we may apply a recharge.

There is a difference between condensation and damp.

Damp is caused when water is coming in through the walls or or roof or if there is a problem iwth the damp proofing course on your home.

For more information get in contact with us in the usual ways.

Page last updated: 22 February 2016

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