Reducing Chances of Mould in Our Student Houses
Take some time to check all the ventilation is working when you move into the property. Try not to move any furniture so that it blocks any vents.
Good air circulation is key to helping prevent moisture in the air building up. Make sure you open the window regularly to get that air flowing.
Heat the Property
Ensuring the property is regularly heated reduces condensation as there will be less cold surfaces.
Dry clothes outside
When possible, you should try to dry your clothes outside to prevent condensation on walls and windows inside. Drying the clothes inside produces a lot of moisture.
Report leaks immediately
If we don’t know about it we can’t fix it. As soon as you spot something is leaking or broken please let us know so we can come out. Sometimes the guttering can overflow and drip down the brick work causing mould on walls. So keep a look out.
Mould removal products
Set aside one day each week where you spray down the shower with mould and mildew spray. Just leave it for 15 mins then rinse off. This does wonders for preventing mould build up.
Don’t overfill wardrobes
Overfilling wardrobes can surprisingly increase chances of mould. The airflow will be blocked and allow moisture to build up. It is a great idea to keep a damp trap inside your wardrobe too.
Moisture in the air
It’s surprising how much moisture can be thrown into the air when you’re cooking. You should open windows and close the kitchen door when you cook. The moisture in the air will travel around the house and condensate in cooler areas.
When you use the shower/bath always turn on extractors, open windows and close the door.