Mold is a fungus that produces mycotoxins, and will thrive where there’s enough moisture to encourage its growth.
Moisture is caused by everyday living. From cooking to having a hot shower, or even just breathing. Even normal cleaning activities, like mopping floors or ironing your clothes, can create moisture which leads to dampness in your home.
Excess moisture on surfaces like windows, walls, and floorboards can turn into mold, if not managed properly. Condensation happens when warm air hits a cold surface.
For tips on how to avoid excess moisture in your home download our fact sheet ‘How to prevent mould and condensation in your home’.