Controlling condensation and mould

Keep your home condensation and mould-free

Condensation and mould can be quite common in the winter months – but the good news is it’s really easy to prevent.

Condensation is caused when warm moisture cools down. Moisture in the air in your home can be caused by lots of different things – boiling the kettle, cooking, having a shower, drying your clothes – even breathing! When that warm air cools, it causes condensation which, if you don’t dry it up, could lead to mould.

Our top tips…

  • After you’ve had a shower or a bath, open the window slightly, make sure the extractor fan is on, if you have one, and wipe around the bath when you’re finished
  • It’s best not to dry your clothes in-doors, but we know that’s not always practical. Just make sure you don’t put clothes directly over the radiator; it causes moisture and stops the warm air from circulating.
  • When condensations forms around your windows, wipe it off with a dry cloth.
  • Don’t block your radiators or heaters with furniture. The warm air from the radiators helps to dry the moisture in the air
  • If you’re cooking, put lids on your saucepans
  • Don’t boil the kettle for too long – it’ll produce less steam.

And if there’s one thing you must do – it’s make sure you’ve got your extractor fan on if you have one.

If you follow those few simple steps – it should leave you with damp-free home.

Download our condensation leaflet (pdf)