What can I do about condensation and damp?

Condensation is caused when moisture in the air hits a cold surface and creates drops of water. It is usually worse in the kitchen and bathroom. Condensation happens mainly during cold weather.

It can be identified on the wall as little black dots which are spores and usually appears on cold surfaces and where the air moves very little, such as around window frames and behind furniture.

To stop the mould coming back, you should deal with the cause of the condensation. You can reduce this happening by opening windows and air vents, putting lids on saucepans when you are cooking and keeping your home warm (but ventilated) during winter.

You can treat any areas of mould with specialist mould and mildew cleaning spray.