Managing damp and mould

If you’re dealing with damp and mould in your home, you’re not alone. It’s a very common problem and we’re here to help you understand what’s causing it and what you might be able to do about it.

First off, here’s a short video about preventing damp, mould and condensation in the first place. When you’ve finished watching, answer the questions below to learn how the problem might be occuring in your own home, and what you can do about it.

Do you have damp and mould in your home?

Answer the questions below to identify the cause, and use the orange tabs to learn how you can manage the problem.

A few changes to your daily habits can help keep damp and mould under control. Here are our top tips:

  • Keep your home’s temperature between 18°C and 21°C if you can.
  • Open bathroom and kitchen windows after showering, bathing and cooking.
  • Pull furniture away from walls to allow air to flow.

It sounds like you might need a trusted trader to assess your property’s damp proof course. We can help you find a reputable trader – and we’re completely impartial.

If water is getting in where it shouldn’t, you might need to fix a part of your building. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Mould that forms around taps and wet areas could be due to a damaged pipe or seal. Let us know if you’d like help finding a qualified plumber.

For dark spots of mould in wet areas, try soaking a sheet of kitchen roll in bleach and leave it covering the mould overnight. Remember to wear gloves and follow the guidelines on the bottle.

What’s next?

We’ve helped thousands of clients find funding for home insulation and new heating systems that help to stop damp and mould from forming. If you’re living in a particularly cold or damp home, or you’re worried about the cost of home improvements, please contact us to discuss your unique circumstances. We might be able to help you through projects such as Southampton Healthy Homes or Hitting the Cold Spots (Hampshire).

Contact us on 0800 804 8601 or drop us an email at