Do's and don'ts of mould prevention

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!

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