Condensation & mould
Condensation is caused by the air in your home being too wet. Air always contains a certain amount of water. The warmer the air the more it can hold. When the air is cooler, moisture is released to surfaces such as windows, walls and mirrors.
This helpful video explains what you can do around your home to help stop condensation forming, and leading to mould.
What causes condensation?
There are three main causes:
- Too much moisture is produced in your home
- Not enough ventilation for air to move around
- Your home/room is too cold
What can I do to reduce condensation in my home?
What should I do if I see mould is forming?
Condensation can lead to mould if surfaces stay wet. If you see small black, grey or green spots on your walls or other surfaces, mould is forming. To remove mould:
1. Wash the affected area thoroughly.
Use non-ammonia soap or detergent, or a commercial cleaner in hot water and scrub the entire area affected. Use a stiff brush or cleaning pad on uneven surfaces.
2. Rinse and dry.
Use a damp cloth to rinse any residual detergent off the treated surface.
Only use disinfectant once you complete steps 1 and 2. Use a fungicidal product and wash the affected surface. Follow the instructions carefully including all safety guidance.
4. Use a fan heater.
Use until the area is completely dried out, if you have one available.
I've done all of the above but mould continues to be a problem:
If you have tried all of the things mentioned to reduce condensation but you are still finding mould growth, please contact Curo. We’ll visit your home within seven days to assess the problem. We'll check for any other causes of damp - for example a leak. After the visit, we’ll contact you to explain our and say what we can do to resolve the problem.