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Ways you can stop mould growth in your home

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.

General

- 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.

 

Kitchen

-  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

 

Bathroom

- 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

 

Laundry

- 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

 

Heating:

-  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.

 

 

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