A lot of homes suffer from damp, which can lead to mould. Mould is usually found in places where there’s poor air flow and cold spots.

There are many reasons why a home can be damp but the most common cause in any home is condensation.

Your responsibilities

We're here to help, but please try to prevent damp and mould before it gets out of control.

Your responsibility Our responsibility
Keeping your home ventilated Providing ways to ventilate your home (if possible)
Keeping your home heated Looking after the central heating
Reducing moisture in your home and cleaning off mould Giving you tips and advice on what to do
Reporting repairs and mould which won't go away Carrying our repairs and visiting if you have mould which won't go away

Causes of condensation and mould

There's moisture in the air all the time, even when you can't see it. Most moisture in your home is created by day-to-day activities like washing, showering and cooking.

Condensation often forms on cold surfaces and places where there’s little air movement, like behind furniture and in corners, if it keeps forming then it's the perfect place for mould to grow.

See some of the most common places for mould in the image below.

Tackling damp and mould mhs homes

1. Corners of the walls, floors and ceilings  2. Around the edges of ceilings and floors  3. Along the top of windows  4. Behind a bed  5,6,7. On the sides and back of wardrobes and other furniture, especially when they’re next to an external wall  8. On curtains and blinds