Your home during the cold season
All homes are at risk of condensation, particularly through the winter months. Excess condensation in your home can lead to problems such as mould growth, which can affect your health and the health of your home. Small amounts of condensation are not usually a problem, and there are some everyday actions we can take to help prevent it.
Opening windows during activities such as cooking, bathing, showering, and drying clothes can help to allow moist air to escape, preventing the build-up of excess moisture in the home.
It's also a good idea to turn on your extractor fan when cooking, showering and bathing. Doing so removes the moist air and helps to keep the air in your home fresh and dry.
While cooking, you can put lids on your pans to prevents moisture build-up and help save on your energy bill.
A great way to prevent condensation from forming on walls, floors and ceilings is to keep your home heated whenever possible, ideally around 18°C to keep the cost down. This helps to regulate the temperature and reduce the amount of moisture in the air.
If you notice any condensation on a surface, it's important to wipe it down with a dry, clean cloth or towel to prevent the build-up of moisture. This can help to prevent mould and mildew from forming and keep the area clean and dry.
It's our responsibility to provide you with a safe and healthy home. If you spot any damp or mould in your home, or if following these tips does not help reduce excess condensation, contact Axis immediately on 0800 056 7068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. One of their team members will gladly look at your case and offer the next steps.
We’ve been sharing more on how to keep a healthy home on our website, so be sure to check it out for more tips.