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