5 ways to banish mould at home

Lots of homes in the UK suffer from condensation and mould, but yours doesn’t have to be one of them! Prevent condensation and say goodbye to mould for good. Here’s how:

The word "cold" written on a window in condensation

Use your extractor fans and trickle vents! As tempting as it may be to tape over them, they’re in place for a reason.

Allow soft furnishings to breathe by pulling your sofa away from the wall and not overfilling your wardrobe.

If you’re drying clothes indoors, make sure there are some windows open to allow the moisture to escape.

Kitchens and bathrooms are hotspots for condensation and therefore, mould as well. Keep on top of your cleaning routine to prevent the build-up of bacteria from regular moisture in these rooms.

The World Health Organisation recommends keeping occupied rooms between 18 and 21°C. Condensation is less likely to form if the temperature of your home is above 15°C.

Insulated walls and ceilings are warmer, so moisture is less likely to condense on them. Find out more about insulating your home.

Where possible, dry clothes outdoors or in a tumble dryer, take shorter showers, add cold water first when running a bath, and keep a lid on pots and pans when cooking. This keeps the moisture levels low and reduces the chance of water pooling.

Learn more about damp and mould in the home, or check out what grants and funding might be available to heat and insulate your home.