Posted on
October 30th, 2015

4 Tips for Ridding Your Home Of Damp and Mould

Damp and mould are two of the most common household problems in the UK, with it affecting more than half of those in rented properties at some point or other. These things can not only permanently damage your home and cost you thousands of pounds to be repair, but they can also cause life-threatening risks to your health. If you spot any signs of damp or mould, it is essential that you act quickly. Here are 4 tips for ridding your home of damp and mould.

  • Improve ventilation

The main cause of damp and mould is poor ventilation. If you do not allow fresh air into your home, condensation will build up on surfaces such as walls, windows and floors. Over time, this will cause damp patches and mould growth, which could play havoc on your home and health. To avoid this, you should try to open windows, especially when cooking, drying clothes or showering. This will help to remove excess moisture from the air and therefore, help to prevent damp and mould.

  • Consider a dehumidifier

If you find it hard to ventilate your home, you should consider investing in a dehumidifier. These units work by removing excess moisture and the humidity from the air, which will assist in preventing damp and mould. A dehumidifier could be particularly useful over the next few months when the weather is cold, as you probably won’t want to open your windows during winter.

  • Choose the right treatment

There are many treatments out there for damp and mould, including paint additives, mould eradication kits, wall membrane installations and floor coatings. Before you even consider treatments, you should look at what is causing the problem and address this first. If you don’t, the problem is guaranteed to return! What treatment you need will depend on the type of damp and mould, the area that is affected and how bad the problem is. You can see all of the treatments that we have available on our products page.

  • Ask the experts!

If you aren’t sure about which product to use or the best way to get rid of mould and damp, you should ask an expert before you take action. These professionals have many years of experience in the industry and will be able to give you the very best advice. This ensures that you get the very best treatment for your home and will help to prevent the problem from returning.

For further information on our products or for advice from our experts, please call 0845 400 6666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk.

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