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November 20th, 2015

Is Your Home Ready For Winter?

You may have noticed that the weather has started to get a lot colder. In the coming weeks, the temperatures are expected to plummet even more. If you want to avoid damp and mould in your home, you will need to take preventative steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen. Otherwise, you could end up with lasting damage to your home or even your health.

First of all, you will need to ventilate your home adequately. If you don’t do this, condensation will build up on surfaces such as windows, doors, walls and floors. When condensation occurs frequently, it will cause damp and mould. When doing activities that produce steam, like cooking, cleaning and drying clothes, you will need to open windows to allow cool air to enter the room. This may be quite difficult to do in winter, so you may want to consider investing in a dehumidifier to assist you.

If there are any existing problems with the structure of the building, such as leaks and drafts, you will need to address these as soon as possible. The longer you leave them, the worse it will be when the winter weather kicks in. For those that live in a rented property, problems with the structure of the building should be resolved by your landlord. Be sure to contact them immediately when you spot a problem, as they will probably be very busy over the Christmas period.

Landlords will also need to be careful during winter. Many tenants, especially students, will spend time away from their property at Christmas. This means that there will be nobody there to ventilate the building or keep an eye on condensation. You may want to arrange to check the properties yourself, to ensure that damp and mould problems do not arise while the tenants are away.

Dampkits have a wide range of treatments available that will help if damp or mould does occur. If you would like to find out where you can buy our products or want further advice, please call 0845 400 6666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk.

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