Many homes suffer from mould issues during the winter months when condensation gets trapped inside. Here’s how to stop the problem before it gets worse.
Living in NSW, we tend to be quite lucky in the weather department. Our summers are stunning and our winters are mild. There is, however, one annual complaint: mould.
During the winter, condensation worsens the spread of mould, creating a damp environment that’s not good for us or our belongings. This year, it’s time to fight back against the mould invasion – here’s how.
1. Find ways to increase ventilation
Mould grows when moisture is trapped indoors, so be sure to increase the air-flow in your home by opening windows and turning on the fan.
2. Scrub, scrub, scrub
Dust also increases the growth of mould, so be sure to up your cleaning efforts during winter and use anti-fungal disinfectant products.
3. Buy a dehumidifier
Don’t want to watch your heating costs fly out the window? We don’t blame you. Instead, purchase a dehumidifier that can remove moisture from the air.
4. Be on the lookout
The best way to control mould is to stop it before it spreads. Be vigilant of mould growth in your home, looking out for small grey spots and furniture or a carpet that constantly feels damp.