In a matter of weeks, winter will be here. During these colder months, your home is more susceptible to damp and mould, which can pose various types of health risks such as headaches, sinus infections, skin and eye irritations and respiratory problems. Below are some of our best tips to reduce the likelihood of mould affecting your home this winter.
Reduce Moisture in Your Home
Some fast and effective ways to reduce moisture in your home include hanging clothes outside to dry, using lids or extractor fan while cooking and opening a window after taking a shower or bath.
Allow for Air Movement
To reduce mould growth, pull furniture away from external walls and try to leave space between the wall and curtains during the day. Allow for ventilation in bathroom, kitchens and other spaces prone to damp.
Reduce the Number of Cold Surfaces
If you want to avoid damp buildup in winter, heat your home to a moderate level of warmth. Heating your entire home could be expensive so if you don’t want to break the budget, shut the doors of all unheated rooms.
Get Rid of Mould Before It Spreads
Condensation from windows and other areas should be wiped down every morning with a dry cloth. You can also open the window for a bit to allow air movement. If you notice mould spores, wipe it with a mild bleach solution. This needs to be done at least twice a month in winter.
If your damp problem persists even after you’ve made the changes mentioned above, it might be time to call in the damp proofing specialists. At HydroStopSA, we offer damp proofing services in Pretoria and surrounding areas. With nearly 7 years of industry experience and a 10-year guarantee on our damp proofing services, you can rest assured you are in good hands. Give us a call for a free quote today.