Letting Agents & Landlords

The Dwelling Doctors are a national mould removal and condensation control business offering a range of solutions to eliminate mould and condensation problems. Collectively, we offer many years of experience in the condensation control industry, so you can rest assured that your clients property is in safe, professional hands and that the job will be completed to the highest standard.

Letting Agents & Landlords

Painting over mould will not solve the problem. Mould is caused by excessive moisture in the property, it is a plant and in order to stop it you have kill it at source. Every property is different and we understand that, use our expert team across the country to survey your customers properties to identify the cause of the mould and offer solutions to rid the properties of condensation and mould once and for all.

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Top tips on how to reduce Condensation and Mould

Heating

Condensation is more likely to be a problem in a home that is under-heated.

A reasonable level of heating needs to be provided. Below is some guidance from The World Health Organisation on temperatures for “Living Rooms” – this is basically what WHO recommends for all habitable rooms within a property:

– 18-21oC – comfortable temperature

– 16-18oC – some discomfort for tenants

– 12-16oC – too cold; risk of respiratory disease

No individual room should be unheated.

Timer (Gas and Electric)

Set timer to come on 1 hour before anyone gets up and continue until at least 1 hour after people leave the property. It should re-start at least 1 hour before people return and stay on until 1 hour after everyone goes to bed. The regime should start before the end of September.

The heating should never be on for less than 3 hours at a time as short bursts of heat will only warm up the air, leaving surfaces cold. Independent advice is to keep it on at a low level all the time, even if you are out. This will allow the structure of the building to warm up as well as the air.

Wardrobes, furniture and beds

Areas between furniture (beds, wardrobes, etc.) and external walls will encourage condensation to form, because there is no circulation of warm air to warm the wall and furniture. If it is not possible to put the furniture against an inside wall, leave a gap of at least 3” to 4” (75mm to 100mm). Avoid putting too many things in your cupboards, wardrobes and under the bed as this stops air circulating. Leave wardrobe doors ajar to ventilate the clothes.

Curtains/blinds

Open curtains or blinds during the day as if left closed, they make the surface of the window cooler which can increase condensation. If it’s winter and likely to be sunny, open the blinds or curtains in the morning to allow the sun to heat the property through the day—especially those that receive direct sunlight. In winter, about 76% of sunlight that falls on standard double-glazed windows enters to become heat.