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.
Heat your property adequately
Ventilate your property, particularly when cooking and bathing
Remove excess moisture from cool surfaces to prevent mould spores from germinating
Consider occupancy levels within your home and the humidity levels generated
Clean areas of minor mould growth with an approved Mould & Mildew treatment in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations
Cover or block trickle ventilation or air bricks within your home
Isolate or switch off the extractor fans in the kitchen or bathroom
Leave condensation on windows or frames
Dry large volumes of clothes on radiators, particularly during winter months
Leave kitchen and bathroom doors open when in use
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.