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Managing condensation and mould

Easy changes you can make at home to help

Condensation happens when moisture in the air meets a cold surface. A build-up of condensation in your home can lead to serious problems with mould which can impact on your health and the condition of your home.

Top contributors to moisture in the home:



Heating Water





Drying laundry indoors




















How you live in your home will affect how much condensation is created. Mould can grow in any home, on any surface, so if you spot any mould in your home it’s important to take early action as it can spread quickly.

About mould

Mould is caused by excess moisture. It can typically be found on and next to windows, in the corners and edges of rooms and behind and inside wardrobes and cupboards (especially if they are against an external wall).

It can even grow on clothes, handbags and shoes if they are placed in wardrobes when still damp, wet or stored so tightly it prevents air from circulating.

The good news is that most problems with mould can be sorted out quickly if you find out where the mould is growing and clear it away. Below are some simple steps you can take to reduce the condensation that causes it to come back.

Treating the cause of mould

If you don’t treat the cause, the mould will keep growing back again and again.

Reducing the main cause of mould in your home can be done by managing three things:

  • reducing moisture in the air
  • ventilation
  • heating

By following the easy steps below you can eliminate mould from your home.

If you are experiencing issues with condensation or mould then please report this online using our online repairs tool.