Sadly, mould, mildew and damp are all far too common in the UK – even in new builds! Here we go over some of our top tips for mould prevention to help keep you and you home safe and sound.
Top tips for mould prevention
There are a wide variety of things you can do to help prevent mould from forming in your home such as:
1) Keep bathrooms and the kitchen well ventilated.
As these are the two most wet areas in your house, shut the door and open a window if there is no fan when cooking / showering. Isolating the room in this way will prevent the moisture from heading into another room.
2) Clean up any spills / pools of water.
After cooking, cleaning or showering, be sure to clean up any excess water to help keep moisture to a minimum.
3) Pull shower curtains straight after use.
Once they have fully dried you can pull them neatly to the side if you prefer.
4) Cook with lids on pans.
Although not always possible dependant on what you’re cooking, this will reduce the amount of moisture in the air.
5) Open windows.
Although a little trickier in the winter months, open windows as often as you can as this will help to maintain a healthy air flow.
6) Keep furniture away from the walls.
A small gap of a few inches will help give mould less of an opportunity to grow.
7) Remove condensation from windows when you see it.
Using a squeegee, kitchen roll or even just a towel, try and get the moisture off as quickly as you can.
8) Invest in a dehumidifier.
Although electric versions can be on the pricey side, there are more affordable non-electric versions available too.
We hope you found this post on tips for mould prevention helpful. If you have any other advice or top tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!