Preventing damp homes If you have damp and mould in your home, you're more likely to have respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. Damp and mould can also affect the immune system. Who's affected? Some people are more sensitive than others, including: babies and children elderly people those with existing skin problems, such as eczema those with respiratory problems, such as allergies and asthma those with a weakened immune system, such as those having chemotherapy There are a number of simple steps that you should do straight away. Care Networks guide on how to keep your home free from damp, condensation is packed of useful information and tips about what you can do yourself, DIY style. Your guide to reducing damp, mould and condensation We understand that there is so much information online, so if you would like to speak to our Healthy Homes team to discuss how to combat damp, mould and condensation, contact us - we're more than happy to talk you about how to get on top of this common household problem.