When you live up North, the wet season can be a breeding ground for mould in your home. With so much extra moisture in the air mould can spring up anywhere, and it’s hard to get rid of once it’s taken hold. Here are a few simple ways to help you keep the mould under control.
Let in the Fresh Air
You can reduce excess moisture on your walls, windows and floors by improving the airflow in your home. The easiest way to do this is to keep you doors, cupboards and wardrobes open and move furniture away from the walls. You can also install wall vents in your home to let in the fresh air. As well as preventing dampness and mould, wall vents help reduce your cooling or heating costs because air is more easily circulated around your home.
Check Your Gutters
If your gutters are full of leaves or damaged, it can lead to leaks in your roof. This is a major cause of mould build up in the home and the best way to avoid this is to make sure you always clean your gutters and check them for damage after the wet season.
Get Moisture Absorbers
There are all sorts of handy products that work to absorb moisture from the air and help prevent mould. Moisture absorbers naturally absorbs excess moisture and maintains a healthy humidity level in your home. Many of these products ae made to last for up to 60 days and refills are available.
Waterproof with Paint
A good way to prevent mould is to use a water proofing paint. There are a number of water proofing paints that are guaranteed to keep water out and protect against mould and mildew as well as giving you a great looking finish. It can be applied to wet and dry walls, inside and outside your home and used on concrete, stucco, cement, cinder block and other masonry surfaces.
Spray it Away
Mould can build up quickly anywhere you have tiles, like in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry. There is a range of mould sprays designed for protecting tiles, grouting, ceramics, plaster and vinyl and even on painted surfaces. These sprays kill mould and the mould spores that cause regrowth. They can also be used outside on roofs, gutters, tiles, concrete pavers, blocks and brickwork. There are also environmentally friendly mould sprays that are non-acidic, non-caustic, contain no bleach, are phosphate free and deodorises as they clean.