What’s causing damp and mould in your home?

Lots of people have damp and mould in their home and sometimes it’s tricky to understand what’s causing the issue. Use our flowchart below to learn what could be causing the problem in your home, and then use the orange tabs to find out what you can do to manage the issue.

A few changes to your daily habits can help keep damp and mould under control. Here are our top tips:

  • Keep your home’s temperature between 18°C and 21°C if you can.
  • Open bathroom and kitchen windows after showering, bathing and cooking.
  • Pull furniture away from walls to allow air to flow.

It sounds like you might need a trusted trader to assess your property’s damp proof course. We can help you find a reputable trader – and we’re completely impartial.

Mould that forms around taps and wet areas could be due to a damaged pipe or seal. Let us know if you’d like help finding a qualified plumber.

For dark spots of mould in wet areas, try soaking a sheet of kitchen roll in bleach and leave it covering the mould overnight. Remember to wear gloves and follow the guidelines on the bottle.

If you’re living in a particularly cold or damp home, or you’re worried about the cost of home improvements, please contact us to discuss your unique circumstances.

Call us on 0800 804 8601 or drop us an email at staywarm@environmentcentre.com.