Posted on
November 6th, 2015

What to Do If Your Home Has Mould

The majority of homeowners and renters will have experience mould at some point in their lives. If you find it in your home, it is really important not to ignore the problem. Mould releases spores which can be harmful to your health, causing breathing problems, allergic reactions and other serious illnesses. Here is what you should do when you find mould in your property!

Contact your landlord

If mould is caused by the structure of your home, it is your landlord’s legal responsibility to fix. Poor insulation, leaking windows, blocked gutters and missing damp proof courses are common causes of mould in the home that your landlord should be willing to fix. If you notice any of these, or signs of condensation, damp or mould in the home, you should contact your landlord immediately. For further advice on your landlord’s responsibility for damp and mould, you can visit the Citizens Advice website.

Choose the right treatment

There are many treatments out there for mould which can make it difficult to decide which one you need. Before selecting a treatment, you will need to assess how badly your home is affected and whether damp and condensation is also present. It is essential that you improve the ventilation in your home as well as treating the mould to ensure that the problem doesn’t return. You can see our range of Dampkits products here.

Act quickly!

The longer you leave mould, the more damage it will do to your home and health. It is essential that as soon as you spot the problem, you act quickly. Some signs of mould include a musky smell, mould growth, peeling wallpaper and damp patches. If you aren’t sure what to do when you find mould, be sure to ask a professional before you take any action.

For further information on Dampkits treatments and products, please call 0845 400 6666 or email info@dampkits.co.uk.

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