Reducing damp, mould and condensation in your home
With the increase in energy prices and the recent weather conditions, we know it can be difficult to keep homes warm and dry. We are always here to help. If you have any concerns about damp and mould in your home, please contact us on 01892 501480 and we will visit to carry out treatment and any repairs needed. Our processes have changed recently so please get in touch even if you’ve contacted us in the past but are still experiencing problems.
We have created a short video that provides some useful information about the causes of condensation, damp and mould and the things that can be done to prevent it. You can watch it here…
Mould grows on damp surfaces, and in many cases, it is caused by condensation.
Condensation occurs when moist warm air meets a cold surface. This mostly happens during cold weather and can cause mould and damp to accumulate where there’s limited airflow, for example in the corners of a room.
Condensation in your home can be managed to stop it becoming a problem – it’s less likely to occur in well-ventilated and warm homes.
We have put together some tips that can help prevent this from happening.
Tips and advice: reducing condensation, damp or mould
Condensation is natural in everyone’s homes, especially as we all try to eliminate draughts and save money on heating bills.
There are lots of things that can help keep condensation to a minimum:
- Where windows have them, leaving trickle vents open will help to ventilate rooms
- Closing kitchen or bathroom doors during and after cooking or showering will help stop moist air spreading around the house
- Putting lids on pans when cooking
- Drying clothes outside where possible
- Putting cold water in first when running a bath
- Moving furniture away from external walls
- Switching extractor fans on. They will help remove moisture from the air
- Keeping cupboards and wardrobes free from clutter to allow the air to circulate
- Keeping heating on a constant low heat – this is better than short bursts of high heat
- Making sure tumble dryer vents go outside
- Keeping air vents unblocked in your home
Keeping condensation to a minimum in the home will help reduce the risk of dampness and mould growth.
If condensation does form on surfaces, such as on window sills, wiping them down daily will help prevent mould growth. Where mould does begin to appear, it can be treated with anti-fungal products to help prevent it from spreading.
If you require any further advice on condensation, damp or mould, please contact us on 01892 501480.
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