Posted: 16 November 2017

Everyday things like cooking, washing, bathing and even breathing cause moisture, whichi is released in the air. Condensation can cause black mould on walls, furniture,clothes and curtains.

The mould looks bad and can even damage your health and can damage plaster work and timber windows.  Condensatioon can occur:

  • On windows and window frames where moisture and mould can form
  • Cold surfaces such as corners of rooms, walls, fabrics and furniture
  • Poorly vented spaces eg cupboards and wardrobes

Tips to reduce condensation:

  • Produce less moisture - keep bathroom doors shut when in use and use extractors fans in kitchens and bathrooms when in use
  • Increase ventilation - use trickle vents on windows or just open windows just enough to vent
  • Allow air to circulate - keep air circulation throughout your home by opening doors to rooms where possible
  • Heat your home efficiently - do not leave your home cold for a long time. Heating cold air with immediate blasts of heat will cause condensation
  • Put lids on saucepans while you are cooking to reduce steam and save energy
  • Dry washing outdoors when you can