Posted on
February 26th, 2016

Tips for Treating Damp and Mould

Whether you rent or own a home, you will probably have seen common household problems like damp and mould.

If you do come across these things, it is essential that you resolve them immediately as they could cause serious damage to your house and home.

Here are some top tips for treating damp and mould:

Inspect your home for structural problems

Penetrating damp is caused by defects in the structure of a building, such as leaks, drafts and poor insulation. A tell-tale sign of this type of damp is wet patches on the wall and if you come across these, it will also give you a better idea of where the problem is coming from.

It is a good idea to check drains for blockages, replace old guttering and fix any cracks in your doors or walls to ensure that penetrating damp doesn’t occur in the future.

These preventative steps will save you hundreds of pounds in the long term!

Ventilate regularly

One thing that many people overlook is how important it is to ventilate your home. Many daily tasks, such as cooking and showering, produce excess moisture.

If you don’t allow cool air into the room, this moisture will build up on walls, floors and ceilings. Over time, this will lead to damp and mould forming, which not only causes damage to the property but can also trigger health conditions like asthma and allergic reactions.

Opening windows and doors will help to regulate the amount of moisture in the air, so you should try and do this as often as possible.

Choose the right damp specialist

If preventative measures don’t work and you find that damp and mould have invaded your home, you should consult a professional as soon as possible.

Dampkits offer a wide range of products, including eradication kits and paint additives, which can help to rid your home of these problems. For further information, please call 0845 400 6666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk.

 

 

 

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