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Being at home more due to COVID 19 lockdown means that there will be more humidity in your home. This combined with the change of season means that you’re more likely to have problems with damp and mould than normal. A dry, well-aired home is easier to heat and healthier for you and your family.

Open windows and doors whenever you can (preferably daily) and open the curtains during the day.

Activities like cooking, bathing / showering and drying clothes create moisture. To reduce the humidity from these activities open windows and use any extractor fans.

Other things you can do to prevent mould and damp are:

  • keep lids on pots when cooking
  • wipe condensation off walls and windows
  • hang washing outside, and make sure everything’s dry before putting it away
  • leave wardrobes a bit open and pull beds and furniture away from walls
  • keep the shower curtain hanging inside the shower or bath so water doesn’t drip on the floor, and wash the curtain every few weeks
  • use an electric heater rather than portable gas heaters (these release water as the gas burns)
  • keep only a few plants inside
  • if you have a mattress on the floor, air the mattress every day by removing the covers and lifting the mattress onto its side.