January 3

How To Upkeep Your Property To Prevent Condensation And Mould Build Up

Preventing Condensation And Mould Build-up In Your Home

As the colder months creep in, so does the increased risk of damp and mould build-up in your home. Damp and mould build-up can start or exacerbate respiratory problems like asthma or allergic rhinitis. In severe cases, it can even lead to pneumonia. 

So what causes damp and mould, and how can you prevent it? 

As a tenant, you are responsible for keeping your residential rental clean and well-maintained. As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes helping prevent condensation and mould build-up. 

You may think that keeping your indoor spaces free from condensation and mould build-up seems like too much trouble but in fact, the steps are fairly easy and simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.

The video and the steps are a basic guide that can help you prevent condensation and mould build-up in your home.

Keeping Your Home Safe And Comfy By Removing Condensation

One of the main culprits is condensation. Water vapour in the air will settle on surfaces. This can happen when there is insufficient ventilation in your home. Below are a few tips to prevent or remove condensation: 

  • The most effective way to prevent condensation is to ventilate your indoor spaces by opening windows. Just make sure it does not pose a safety and security risk to your home or apartment building. 
  • Use extractor fans (or open a window if it's a safe option) when cooking to allow the steam to clear
  • Close the kitchen door to prevent steam and greasy air from entering your indoor spaces
  • Turn on your extractor fan in the bathroom for at least 15 minutes after using it to remove as much moisture and prevent condensation from developing. 
  • Wipe away the condensation on all windows and indoor surfaces
  • Avoid drying your clothes indoors, especially on radiators. 
  • If you don't have a way of drying your clothes outdoors, use a tumble dryer instead and make sure that's vented to the outside of your home.
  • If you already have a problem with damp or mould, cleaning your indoor walls and surfaces with a mixed-bleach solution or fungicide wash is an effective way to kill any mould spores that are present. Just be sure to wear gloves and protective face masks when doing this, as bleach and fungicides can be harsh on your skin.

Keep Your Home Healthy And Safe—And Mould-Free

Damp and mould can cause serious respiratory problems. The primary cause for damp to set in and for mould to grow indoors is too much moisture and condensation in your home. Proper ventilation and regular cleaning will help keep your indoors dry and clean. But if you find that defrosting and draining your fridge freezer has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if the repair needed falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work. 

Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.


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