Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
Below is a list of ways you can reduce excess moisture and humidity within your home, which will aid in keeping mould at bay.
- Keep windows and walls dry inside the home by ventilating rooms with open windows or doors or by using extractor fans, wipe away condensation and heat rooms with dry heat
- Ensure good ventilation at all times
Family / Lounge Area
- Carpets/rugs should be regularly aired & cleaned to prevent mould harbourage
- Let the sun into your home by opening curtains and blinds during the day
- Open windows and doors when possible to help with ventilation
- Do not have to many indoor plants
- Ensure that regular cleaning is conducted; dirt and dust are a contributing factor to mould growth.
- Cooking can generate large amounts of steam. Run the exhaust or range hood fan to prevent the build up of steam indoors. Also open the windows where possible.
- Try using lids on pots and saucepans to avoid steam build up.
- Ensure exhaust fan or range hood is cleaned regularly to avoid blockages
- When you take a hot bath or shower, run the exhaust fan to prevent build up of moisture on the ceiling and walls.
- Open the bathroom windows afterwards to allow the moisture to escape.
- Ensure the exhaust fan is clean and clear of fluff at all times.
- Clean and dry surfaces that get wet regularly.
- When filling your bath, add cold first, this reduces the steam produced
- Dry your clothes and shoes thoroughly before you put them away.
- When using a drier with a vent on the front, open a window to avoid moisture building up on the walls and ceilings.
- Dry clothes out of doors or in a cool area of the premises – this latter suggestion may sound strange, it will take longer but less moisture will be held in the air at any one time
Bedrooms & Cupboards
- Open blinds and curtains to warm rooms with sunlight
- Keep cupboards and bedrooms uncluttered and well ventilated
- Store dry items in sealed plastic containers
- Maintain good air movement in storage areas
- Providing a continuous low level of dry heat can reduce condensation and mould growth. Continuous, even heating will allow warmth to penetrate the walls and ceilings.
- On cool days try to keep the inside temperature at least 5°C higher than the outside temperature.
These tips are brought to your by
Mould Cleaning Australia the local area
professional in mould remediation
1800 614 228