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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

01724 279900.

Housing News

and damp

Repairing your home

Number of same day,

next day and standard

jobs reported.

2016/17

27,650

2015/16

28,501

2014/15

94%

2015/16

96%

2016/17

94%

Target

96%

Percentage of tenants

satisfied with repairs and

maintenance services

This information

is from our

Annual Report

2014/15

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