LIFESTYLE: 4 Easy Ways to Prevent Mould Build-Up in Your Home

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Since it’s currently wintertime throughout the UK, this means that it’s dark, dreary, and completely damp weather. These cold months are the perfect breeding ground for mould, mildew, and other build-ups. Both of these poses all sorts of health threats such as respiratory infections, sinus issues, migraines, and so much more. Mould and mildew are both very dangerous, but they’re especially dangerous for those who have respiratory issues. 

No matter the age, everyone needs to avoid mould at all costs. While it does have some major health implications, it also has the ability to affect your home as well such as its structural integrity of it.  Fortunately, these tips can help you prevent mould from spreading and growing in your home.

Ventilate your home

During the colder months, your home is going to have a lot of damp build-ups inside. This needs to be aired out. Sure, it’s tempting to leave your windows closed until spring or summer, but your home needs to air out. It’s primarily the kitchens and bathrooms that will most likely have mould build-up. This is due to all the moisture that is created in these two spaces. Showers and baths in the bathroom. Running water, boiling water, and steam from the kitchen. Even regular tasks such as breathing and talking can technically cause damp build-up. So it’s best to open your windows.

Close the doors in your home

Whenever you’re in the shower, kitchen, or doing anything that will create condensation, it’s best to keep your doors closed. For example, if you’re in the shower you should keep the door closed. If the steam escapes into other rooms, there will be a higher chance of mould developing. Over time, the condensation will build up in areas such as your hallway or other spaces, which then will lead to mould growth. In cases like these, you’ll want to avoid it at all costs even if you can get help from Housing Disrepair Claims. The amount of stress just isn’t worth it.

Regularly check for leaks

Even during the times, you’re not doing any sort of home renovations, you’ll want to check for leaks or other potential damage in your home. Leaks are going to be a surefire way to help mould grow at a fast rate. Leaks can be hard to spot, especially if the pipes are running behind your walls or under your floors. But it’s worth giving your home a thorough check-up every once in a while so you can combat any potential moisture.  Some spaces you should check can include:

  • Under your sinks

  • Around your washing machine

  • Under the radiators

  • Behind toilets

  • Around your dishwasher

It’s important to call a plumber immediately after finding these leaks as they can help with taking care of this problem immediately.

Think about decluttering

Did you know that having clutter in your home will increase the chances of mould? Did you know that this will also can impact the air quality of your home as well? It’s best to remove some old items such as clothes your family no longer wears, old items in the cupboard, and other areas at home. This all can help improve air circulation. 

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