At a recent Community Voice meeting, members asked
for some more information about mould and damp. It's
important to look out for damp and mould developing,
especially in the winter months, as there's more chance
of condensation in your home
What causes it?
It's caused when warm air settles on cold surfaces such as windows
and walls, and becomes water. The water feeds on fungal bacteria that
naturally exist in every home and this becomes mould.
You need to act as soon as you spot damp appearing to prevent further
mould developing. You may see it as a 'tide mark' on the walls and there
may also be a musty smell.
How can you help prevent it in your home?
You can cut down the chances of mould and condensation by:
• Using an extractor fan in your kitchen and bathroom
• Keeping your bathroom door closed
• If you are drying clothes in a room, close the door and open a window
• Keep furniture well away from the walls
• Keep unheated rooms ventilated
If you do have mould in your home:
• Don't ignore it - it won't go away on its own
• Wipe down your walls and window frames with a fungicidal wash
• Re-decorate with a fungicidal paint to prevent it coming back
If mould continues to grow within your home after
these steps have been taken, please contact us on
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