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Condensation and mould

When it gets colder outside there is more of a chance of condensation and mould developing in your home. This 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.

There is a difference between condensation and damp. Damp is caused when water is coming in through the walls or roof, or if there is a problem with the damp proofing course on your home.

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 that room and open the window
  • Keep your furniture away from 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.

For more information get in touch with us.

 

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