Tackling damp and mould in your home

Even though you can’t see it, the air in and around your home contains water vapour. The warmer the air, the more water it contains. When warm air comes into contact with cold surfaces such as outside walls, window panes, tiles or mirrors, the water vapour turns into droplets of water. This is condensation.

Every home will get condensation at some time. It’s formed from the moisture we produce as we cook, wash, dry clothes and go about our everyday lives. Even our breathing produces water vapour – that’s why bedroom windows can mist over on cold nights.

There are three main steps to take to prevent condensation from developing into dampness and mould.

Step 1 – Reduce the amount of moisture you produce.

Step 2 – Improve the ventilation in your home.

Step 3 – Keep your home well heated.

If you are confident that you have followed these three steps and are still facing issues with mould and damp, please contact us so that we can investigate.

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