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Condensation can lead to damp spots and mould developing in your home. This can make a property very damp and unhealthy to live in.
If you have condensation between your window, this needs to be reported to Mears via the repairs line.
A visit will be made for the unit to be inspected, measured up and replaced. These are currently going through Mears via Clearview.
There is always some moisture in the air, even if you cannot see it.
When moist air hits a cold surface it cannot hold it and tiny drops of water appear. You can see this when the mirror mists up when you have a bath. This is condensation...
Condensation can lead to mould, which can contribute to asthma and other respiratory problems.
Condensation occurs in cold spots. Insulating your loft, draught proofing windows and doors and installing cavity wall insulation will reduce cold spots.
Reducing cold spots will make your home cheaper to heat.
Try to avoid cold areas in your home. It is better to heat your whole home to a lower temperature rather than heat one room to a high temperature.
Condensation often affects the rooms that you're not heating, for example, a spare bedroom rather than where you are making the moisture. This is because they are colder.
If you deal with the basic problem of condensation, then mould should not appear.
To kill and remove mould, wipe down walls and window frames with a fungicidal wash.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions precisely. Disturbing mould by brushing or vacuum cleaning can increase the risk of respiratory problems.
After treatment, redecorate using a good quality fungicidal paint to help prevent mould recurring. Note that this paint is not effective if it is overlaid with wallpaper.
Follow these steps to eliminate condensation and prevent mould.
For more information you can download our Condensation Leaflet
If you are a council tenant and have followed all of the above steps but are still having issues with damp or mould, get in touch:
Call the free phone repairs hotline on 0800 085 1313.
You can also send photos of the affected area to Damp.Mould@scambs.gov.uk
The photos can then be assessed to determine whether a surveyor needs to come out to inspect the problem.
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