Many people experience mould problems in their properties, especially throughout the winter months. But as the experts at Mould Removal Australia point out, there is actually no such thing as a ‘mould problem’.
There is always an underlying reason – usually excess moisture – which, when identified, can be dealt with directly to get rid of mould for good.
As most people know, a clean, dry and well-ventilated home is less susceptible to mould growth. But there are a few extra do’s and don’ts that can further help with mould prevention in your property.
- Do cross-ventilate your property during winter by opening windows and doors to let air circulate, but don’t just do this at any time – in winter, the 10am to 2pm period on dry days is the best time to ensure you don’t actually make the problem worse
- Do use the exhaust fan in your bathroom – close the door and leave the fan on for 10–15 minutes after each shower for maximum effect
- Do use the ‘dry mode’ on your air conditioner – this can help to reduce condensation and therefore assist in mould prevention.
- Don’t store shoes in the wardrobe – this brings bacteria in and increases the risk of mould growing on clothes
- Don’t dry clothes indoors on clothes racks if you can avoid it – evaporating moisture from the clothing contributes to condensation
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’ve tried all of the above and are still having trouble controlling a mould situation in your property.
Whether you’re an owner or a tenant with Leah Jay, feel free to get in touch with your property manager, who can arrange a full mould inspection to help get to the heart of the problem.
Thanks to Mould Removal Australia for providing key information and insights on mould prevention!