Condensation is caused by the moisture in the air. It’s perfectly natural, and you see it at home when windows steam up or walls look wet. But over time, it can become a cause of damp and mould.
Mould looks like little black dots in the corners of the windows or anywhere water collects. Mould can be bad for your health, so it's important you take action if you spot signs of mould in your home.
Damp looks like a wet patch on a wall or ceiling and can be caused by things like leaks in the roof, guttering, drainpipes, missing pointing in brickwork, cracked render, rotten windows or missing air bricks. Left untreated, damp can cause structural problems over a long period of time.
Damp and mould can damage walls, furniture and even your clothes in the wardrobe, and cause health problems or make conditions like asthma worse.
Cooking, washing, and other activities in the home all release moisture, but there are simple things that can be done to make sure condensation does not turn into a problem.
Check out our hints and tips below and watch our short videos at the bottom of this page...
Mould usually looks like patches of little black spots and forms on walls and ceilings. It can grow and spread and become a serious problem, but if caught in time it can be treated with household cleaning products like mould and mildew remover. Keep window vents open, especially in bedrooms where air flow can be poor. You can buy special fungicidal, or anti-mould paint to go over the area once it has been treated.
Sometimes, damp and mould is due to an issue with your home. If you have tried our tips but it's not making a difference, please let us know. We take all reports of damp and mould seriously and will work with you to treat the root cause.