If mould is appearing in your home, you’ll need to work out what’s causing it to grow.
Take this quick quiz to try and diagnose the problem.
Keep a note of your answers as you go along and compare them to the results at the bottom:
Do you dry clothes in your home?
c. All the time
Do you open windows or turn on a fan after cooking and bathing?
a. Every day
Do you keep windows open during the day and at night?
a. All windows
b. Some windows
Do you heat all the rooms in your home?
a. All the time
b. Some of the rooms
c. None of the rooms
At what time of year do you experience mould?
a. All year round
b. Only on very cold days
c. From October to April
If you got mostly A on the quiz, you could have a problem with rising damp, water getting into your home due to an external repair needed or an internal leak.
Rising damp, for example, doesn’t cause mould to grow – instead, you’ll see a tide mark travelling up your wall.
If you believe it is a damp issue rather than condensation please contact us as soon as possible so that we can investigate the cause.
If you got mainly B and C, it sounds like you have too much moisture in your home, which is causing condensation to form.