Tips of the weekweek… how to deal with damp
First look for obvious root causes: make ● sure there are no dripping pipes or leaky radiators, and that water isn't coming in through the roof or window frames.
If that’s not the problem, take steps to ● prevent the build-up of condensation. These include putting lids on saucepans when cooking, opening bedroom windows for 15 minutes every morning and not hanging wet clothes indoors to dry.
It helps to keep your home at a relatively ● constant, relatively warm temperature. Aim for at least 16°C in bedrooms and 18°C in living rooms; even when you’re out, temperatures shouldn’t drop below 15°C.
Only try to wash off the mould, using ● wet rags and mild detergent, if it’s caused by condensation, and covers an area no bigger than 10ft2.
When dealing with mould wear a mask, ● goggles and gloves, keep windows open and doors shut to stop the spores from spreading, and bag up and bin the rags.