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Condensation, Damp and Mould

East Staffordshire Borough Council is highlighting the importance for all householders to take steps to prevent mould from forming in their homes and to treat it quickly and effectively.

There are different types of damp but condensation is the most common cause. Condensation usually occurs during colder months when moist air comes in to contact with a cold surface such as windows and walls. There are several ways in which condensation can be prevented, including ventilation, heating and insulation.

Cllr Bernard Peters, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing Standards, said: “Any home is vulnerable to damp and mould, however, if it is left to build up then it can cause mould on walls and furniture, cause plasterwork to bubble or crumble and wooden window frames to rot. It can also affect the health of the occupants. We want to help and support residents as much as possible, ensuring that they are living in safe and decent properties”.

“It is important that residents understand the measures they can take to prevent damp and mould and what they can do to reduce it. If you are a tenant living in privately rented accommodation and your property suffers from damp and mould please get in touch with the Environmental Health Team for help and support.”

East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Environmental Health Team can be contacted via EHsupport@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or 01283 508578. If you have any photos then please send them along with details on the location of the problem.

More information on how to prevent condensation, damp and mould.

2022-12-14 00:00:00