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THERE are many reasons why mould might grow in your home and we don’t want anyone to live with this problem.

You can call us on 0300 123 1222 if damp and mould is a problem in your home so we can tackle it with you – but there’s some simple things you can do to reduce condensation and mould in your home too.

Condensation usually occurs more in colder months – leading to mould appearing in black marks on walls and ceilings.

Watch the quick, helpful video and follow the tips to reduce mould and condensation in your home, but please call us if damp and mould is an issue, or if you’re struggling to heat your home, so we can help.

Reducing condensation and mould video

  • Opening a window when cooking, or taking a bath or shower, will reduce condensation in your kitchen and bathroom.
  • Closing kitchen and bathroom doors will stop condensation escaping to other rooms.
  • Keep lids on pans when cooking to stop steam escaping.
  • If you have an extractor fan installed – use it to help prevent condensation in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Don’t dry wet clothes on top of radiators – use a clothes airer or a washing line outside if the weather’s good.
  • If condensation appears inside your windows on cold mornings, wipe them with a cloth to stop mould forming on frames or windowsills.
  • Allow air to circulate behind large pieces of furniture by creating a gap between them and the wall.
  • To remove mould, wipe walls and window frames with a mould removable spray or wash.


For more information about reducing condensation and mould, or other topics, see our Resident Factsheets at www.muir.org.uk or request one by calling 0300 123 1222.