Condensation occurs when moist air hits a cold surface. If unchecked, it can cause dampness and mould growth. This moisture is usually caused by steam from cooking, washing, bathing, drying clothes. You will see condensation as water droplets on walls, around windows, on ceiling and corners of rooms. Please report any evidence of black mould to your Housing Officer.

How To Reduce Condensation

  • Use the central heating system in your home to ensure a constant temperature.

  • Keep your home well ventilated by opening windows every day.

  • When you are cooking always turn the extractor fans on in the kitchen on a high power as this will extract any excess moisture from boiling pots and pans.

  • After taking a bath or shower there will be excess moisture in the air. To stop condensation forming, bathroom windows should be opened and extractor fans turned on.

  • Try to keep the bathroom door shut so the moisture doesn’t escape into other parts of your home.

  • When you are drying your clothes you should dry them outside where possible.

  • Do not dry wet clothes on radiators.

  • Avoid use of gas heaters.

  • Ensure all trickle vents on windows are left open.

  • Do not block any air vents in any rooms.

  • Wipe excess condensation off windows and surfaces with a towel every morning.