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Popen­hagen says of­ten peo­ple don’t ven­ti­late their house at the right time, or for the right amount of time. It’s best to open the win­dows for 15 to 20 min­utes in the mid­dle of the day, when the air out­side is at its warm­est.

If you are not home dur­ing the day, then open­ing the win­dows for 5 min­utes in the morn­ing be­fore you leave will do. Liv­ing in a damp house with con­den­sa­tion and mould can have a se­ri­ous ef­fect on your health.

In the bath­room you need to shut the door as soon as the bath is be­ing run or the shower is on. Put the bath­room fan on as well and then crack the bath­room win­dow a lit­tle. This will clear the mois­ture out of the room.

Don’t keep the bath­room door open while show­er­ing as the mois­ture will es­cape and travel to

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