At this time of year, condensation can start as moisture in the air, caused by cooking, washing or drying clothes indoors. When moist air hits cooler surfaces it turns to water, which can sometimes lead to mould.
Condensation is most likely in places where there is little flow of air, particularly in corners, on or near windows, and behind wardrobes or cupboards.
What can be done to prevent it?
- Wipe down the windows and sills every morning
- Wring out the cloth rather than drying it on a radiator
- Keep rooms on a low heat setting
- Cover pans when cooking
- Always vent tumble dryers outside the home
- Close the door when having a shower or bath and turn the extractor on ( if you have one )
- If you dry clothes indoors open a window
- Don’t dry clothes on radiators
- Leave a space between the back of furniture and the wall to allow air to circulate
- Keep the vents in your windows open
- If mould occurs use an anti-fungal wash and follow the manufacturers instructions
Please contact the Office to discuss if you are having issues.
The average family of 4 can generate up to 10 Liters of (17.5 pints) of water vapour per day, from cooking bathing etc.
This contributes to excess humidity and without proper ventilation can lead to a build-up of mould.