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We know that damp and mould can be sometimes be an issue in properties. Making changes to the way you live can make the difference in solving the issue.
Damp and mould can even cause some health issues.
So, how can it be stopped? Keeping your home warm and well ventilated is a great start. Below we have you some more tips to help you with the issue.
To reduce the chance of condensation, which causes damp and mould, leave your heating on at a constant lower temperature setting.
Where you can, try to dry clothes outdoors. If you have a tumble dryer, make sure you vent to the outside, as self-condensing types produce a lot of condensation.
We advise that clothes are not dried on the radiator.
If you need to dry clothes indoors, it's best that you do so in the bathroom.
If there are no windows, ensure you keep the door closed and turn your extractor fan on.
Letting air to flow through your home will help. Whenever possible, open the windows in your home.
Try to keep the windows in the kitchen open to let steam escape while cooking.
While you're in the bath or shower, keep the door closed so steam doesn't move into other rooms in the house.
If you have a fan fitted, make sure this is on to get rid of any moisture. Once you've finished in the bathroom, open the window to let steam out.
Laying a carpet with a good underlay can help ease the issue. Use draught excluders – making sure that there is good ventilation around the home. Try not to put furniture against external colder walls.
If you see condensation on any surfaces or windows, wipe them down.
To help control condensation, you could install condensation channels or sponge strips and install them in your home.
Wipe away any spots of mould with a wash that has a health and safety executive approval number, making sure that you follow the instructions.
Dry-clean mildewed clothes and shampoo carpets.
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