Winter is often when you see a build up of black mould and condensation in your home.
Condensation and black mould is often caused by daily tasks we all do in the home such as cooking, showering, drying clothes and breathing. All these activities result in moisture being released into the air. Unless moisture can escape, it will condense on cold surfaces and result in black mould growth.
What is condensation?
If moist air can’t escape through an open window or air vent, it will move around your home until it finds a cold spot such as windows and mirrors where it will become condensation. It can also build up in places where there is little air movement, such as in or behind wardrobes and cupboards.
What is black mould?
Black mould is caused by a build-up of condensation. Left untreated this can spread from walls onto furniture, curtains and clothing.
The table below shows moisture that can be produced in the home in one day