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Preventing condensation in your home

Condensation is produced when warm air containing water vapour comes into contact with a cold surface such as a window or a wall. It usually happens during normal activities such as having a shower, washing and drying clothes or boiling a kettle.

If condensation forms in a place where there is little or no ventilation, it can form a black mouldy looking growth. The sight of this can be worrying, but there are simple steps you can take to prevent and treat mouldy patches. It’s also important to remember that most cases do not occur as a result of any structural damage to your home.