Kingston Council's proactive approach to damp & mould

"These sensors were warmly welcomed to nip problems in the bud before they happened, but also to give us a bigger understanding of what is going on inside properties.

The sensors enabled us to identify properties with critical cold and potential for mould, allowing them to go and talk to residents and offer any available support.

It's a wonderful bit of kit; fantastic!"

David Hill - Accommodation Manager

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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Tackling damp, mould and condensation

Kingston Council wanted to identify properties of damp and mould concern to take a proactive approach ahead of changing legislation. This would enable them to intervene before a problem arose and also monitor the impact of property improvements, such as improved insulation.

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Preventative action

IoTSGs Efficient Home sensors were installed to provide continuous temperature and humidity data for a) void properties to reduce maintenance, b) properties with registered complaints to provide a clearer picture of the situation and c) properties before and after insulation installation.

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Enabling a proactive approach

The insights from these sensors have enabled Kingston's Housing Teams to take a proactive approach and address property issues before mould starts to grow. This included identifying residents to engage with and properties that were in need of structural improvements.

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Healthier homes for residents

Fuel Poverty

Although only a small-scale trial, up to 30% of residents in this trial were identified as potentially suffering from fuel poverty, enabling advice and support to be provided

High Humidity

Properties where the humidity was identified as exceptionally high were also sent information to help prevent condensation and the growth of damp and mould

Damp & Mould

The sensors were able to identify whether a resident had been using their heating or not, therefore impacting the likelihood of damp and mould in the property

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