Tackling condensation and mould

Mould can happen when there’s too much moisture in the air. The main reasons that moisture is produced are steam from cooking and bathing, as well as washing and drying your laundry. You can follow these tips to reduce the amount of condensation in your home:

  1. Cook with pan lids on
  2. Reduce your shower time to five minutes and keep the bathroom door shut
  3. Fill your bath with the cold water first then add the hot - it will reduce the steam by 90%
  4. Hang your washing outside to dry, or hang it in the bathroom with the door closed and a window slightly open or extractor fan on
  5. If you use a tumble drier, make sure it is vented to the outside or that it is a condenser.

Condensation and mould are common issues and can usually be easily resolved. However, if you notice permanent dark or discoloured patches on the walls or ceiling, which have a 'tide mark', this could be a sign of damp which will require further investigation.

Read more tips about how to reduce mould and condensation here.

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