What is damp and mould?

Damp is caused by excess moisture in a home and can then lead to mould and mildew appearing on your walls, windows frames, skirting boards, floors and furniture. This causes damage to the interior of a home.

It appears as lots of black dots, forming large clouds across the surfaces.

Do's and Don'ts - managing damp and mould

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  1. Heat your property adequately

  2. Ventilate your property, particularly when cooking and bathing

  3. Remove excess moisture from cool surfaces to prevent mould spores from germinating

  4. Consider occupancy levels within your home and the humidity levels generated

  5. Clean areas of minor mould growth with an approved Mould & Mildew treatment in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations

  1. Cover or block trickle ventilation or air bricks within your home

  2. Isolate or switch off the extractor fans in the kitchen or bathroom

  3. Leave condensation on windows or frames

  4. Dry large volumes of clothes on radiators, particularly during winter months

  5. Leave kitchen and bathroom doors open when in use

Dealing with condensation
and mould growth in your home

What are the different types of dampness? What is condensation? How to reduce condensation in your home? Find out how to deal with this in our booklet below.