What is damp and mould?

We all create moisture in our day-to-day lives, and that’s normal. Everyday things like boiling a kettle, showering, cooking on the hob or drying clothes indoors will all contribute towards excess moisture in your home. However, if the moisture builds up and can’t get out, then that could cause damp, which may lead to mould over time.

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.

We Can Help

We know condensation, damp and mould can be a pain but we want to know about it. If you notice early signs of condensation, damp and mould in your property, speak to our team who can provide you with the best advice to manage the problem and stop it developing. 

If you notice considerable signs of condensation, damp and mould within your property our team will work to rectify the issue and work towards a preventive plan. Click on the Contact us tab above to let us know.

If you feel you are struggling to put the heating on to help dry out any damp within your property, please contact our Money Advice team who can help support you with financial queries and provide advice.  

To read more about our damp and mould policy, click the button below:

We want to know and help you if you are facing any issues with damp, mould or condensation in your home. Aspire Housing considers preventing and treating damp and mould as a high priority and we care deeply about our residents concerns.

You can contact us using the following methods:

Click one of the links above or alternatively, click the contact us button below to be taken to our Contact us page.


Hints and tips

  1. Heat your property as best you can. By doing this you can help to dry out damp spaces.

  2. Ventilate your property, particularly when cooking and bathing. Keep other doors in the house shut to prevent loss of heat and spreading of condensation around the house.

  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. Keep the moisture in the air as low as possible!

  3. Leave condensation on windows or frames, give your windows a wipe with a cloth especially in the mornings!

  4. Dry large volumes of clothes on radiators, particularly during winter months. You can risk mould and also rusty radiators.

  5. Leave kitchen and bathroom doors open when in use.


Dealing with condensation, damp and mould growth in your home

All homes are susceptible to condensation, especially during the winter months, which can lead to issues like mould growth. Too much mould growth can affect the health of you, your family and your home.

For practical tips to prevent excess condensation and remain healthy, download the Healthy Home Handbook using the button below, or for more information on Dealing with Condensation Damp & Mould click on the Brochure title above. 

The Healthy Home Handbook is available in multiple languages. If you prefer to read in a different language click here.

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.

Damp & Mould - Lets get it sorted!