We see a lot of rainfall here in Wales, and it can be bad news for quite a lot of properties which are not adequately prepared to deal with damp and mould. Mould can cause a number of health issues, yet many people still continue to live with it in their homes.
If you find yourself scrubbing mould from your ceilings and walls during the colder and wetter months of the year, you may need to tackle the problem at the source. Cleaning away mould will temporarily remove it, but unless you find out what is causing it – you’ll be going through the same process each year.
The best way to remove existing mould, and without spending a fortune on branded fungicidal sprays is by using a mixture of one-part bleach and three parts water. It’s worth wearing a mask whilst you do this, as breathing in bleach fumes can be harmful, especially if you find yourself doing this quite often.
Mould is most commonly seen within bathrooms, but there are steps you can take to reduce this. To begin with, ensure that your shower or bath is draining properly. Water that remains in the tub or shower tray will eventually evaporate into the room, causing damp over time.
You can hire an expert to come in and sort out your plumbing issues, or you can pop down to a plumber’s merchants Denbighshire and purchase all the tools and piping yourself if you have some experience.
If you don’t already have one, installing a fan can be incredibly beneficial when it comes to reducing mould. It’s quite an investment and not everyone has this option depending on the size of their bathroom and design of their house, but adding extra ventilation with additional windows is always the most effective option.
Not all bathrooms are tiled throughout, and if your walls aren’t thoroughly waterproof, they’ll absorb moisture over time. Paint your walls with a high quality primer to ensure that this doesn’t happen.
You can also waterproof your bathroom floor with primer, adding silicone to any gaps in the tiles for added waterproofing. This can also help to prevent leaks from the bathroom down to the floor below, which often causes serious structural issues within homes.
Having a fully waterproof bathroom is also likely to add value to your property, as many people are wary of investing in and moving into places which appear to have damp and mould issues.