Damp and Mould2023-10-18T09:17:41+01:00

Damp and Mould

There is always moisture in the air, even if you can’t see it. Condensation occurs when warm moist air meets a cold surface. So when the air gets colder, it cannot hold the moisture which then condenses on cold surfaces such as windows, doors and even walls and could turn into black mould. If you look near windows, in corners or behind furniture these are the most likely places untreated condensation builds up which can lead to black specks of mould occurring.

Take a look at our helpful video/s to prevent condensation in your home:

 Tips to prevent condensation:

  • Maintain the temperature in your home to the recommended level – (give example and mention COL support – redirect to other support page)
  • When filling a bath, run the cold water first, it will reduce steam by 90%.
  • Avoid drying clothes on radiators and using unvented tumble dryers
  • Ventilate your home all year round by opening windows and vents
  • Make sure any extractor fans in your home are being used
  • Cook with pan lids on to prevent steam escaping
  • Try crystal moisture traps, which can be bought cheaply
  • Open any vents in your windows and rooms to encourage airflow.
  • Regularly wipe all cold and moistness from windows with some kitchen towel and make sure they are dry.

If you think you have condensation and mould in your home, then please get in touch: 

damp@mtha.org.uk

01685 352 800

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