This is more common in older properties but can appear in any property if you don’t handle it properly. What you are doing, or not doing, can greatly contribute to rather exacerbating the issues, or helping to control and minimise the risk.
Mould and condensation tend to appear more in the colder winter months but this also coincides with people closing all their windows and doors. Try to open the windows a small amount each day where possible especially in rooms of high risk (bathrooms and kitchens).
In the colder months, it might sound obvious, but make sure you heating is on as constantly as possible, this helps to dry out any moisture that may be in the air. Having your heating on low constantly can also save you money, in comparison to having it on high in short bursts.
Sometimes mould and mildew can occur on walls or window sills, or ceilings. Do not let this develop and continue. Clean it away, with mould removal solutions if necessary (always read the label to avoid damaging the area further) leaving mould can lead to a stain that would need painting over to remove – a much more costly repair.
So many things cause moisture in the air, if you’re not taking action to try to combat this, then condensation and mould can damage the property. Drying clothes indoors, cooking, showering, even breathing releases additional moisture into the air!
For further advice on how to combat the moisture in your property, contact the office as we have several leaflets with more information on avoiding condensation and mould in your home.
Condensation and mould build up is the tenant’s responsibility to maintain, so if you are struggling make sure you speak to the office as soon as possible, as any damage to the property deemed to have been caused by this could be claimed against you.