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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:
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.
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.
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:
By following the easy steps below you can eliminate mould from your home.
Reducing moisture in the air.
You can’t always avoid adding moisture into the air, for example when you cook or wash. In an average night, when asleep you can release a pint of moisture into the air just from breathing.
There are plenty of simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of moisture you introduce.
Ventilation allows air to flow through your home.
Condensation builds up when the moisture in the air cannot escape.
Aim to get the right heating in the right places of your home.
Getting the balance right.
Take care to avoid over ventilating your home. Too much cold air coming in will increase your heating costs and cause the temperature in the home to drop and increase condensation.
It’s all about getting the balance right.
We understand that with the increasing cost of fuel, some people may find it difficult to heat their homes. If you are having problems meeting your energy bills we offer help and advice.
Please contact us if you would like to talk to us about these issues
If you are experiencing issues with condensation or mould then please report this online using our online repairs tool.