Damp and mould can occur for many reasons.

Condensation is probably the biggest cause of mould growth, but it can also be caused by:

  • Water rising from the ground, known as rising damp. This can only happen in ground floor rooms
  • Water coming in from the outside of your home - this is known as penetrating dampness
  • Plumbing which needs repairing, such as broken seals around the bath, shower, or sinks.

It may or may not be clear why you have damp or mould in your home - please tell us so that we can fully investigate.

Remember - excess condensation is the main cause of black mould. Mould is harmful to your health. That is why it is important to contact us straight away so we can work together to find ways to resolve the issues you are experiencing. You can email rbh.repairs@rbh.org.uk, call Freephone 0800 027 7769, or book a repair online via MyRBH.

The gallery below shows examples of mould, rising damp, penetrating dampness, and defective plumbing. If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us straight away.