How to spot and prevent damp and mould in your home

Published: 21 November 2022

You may be worried about damp and mould in your home and how it can affect you.

Here’s some useful information on how you can prevent damp and mould occurring in your home and who best to contact if the issue arises, as well as useful links and tips.

There are 3 main causes of damp and within properties:

  • Penetrating damp
  • Rising damp
  • Condensation, leading to mould growth.

Condensation is by far the most common cause of damp and mould within properties, particularly during the winter months.

Tenants in private or temporary accommodation

For tenants in private rented or temporary accommodation please click here for further information on how to spot damp and mould and what steps to take, as well as who to contact should the problem recur.

Tenants in council accommodation

For tenants in council accommodation please refer to the repairs handbook here which provides you with information on how to prevent and spot mould in your home and who to contact should the problem recur.

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