Cobat mould in muggy days

Combat Mould in Muggy Days

Amid muggy days that seem to linger, the battle against mould becomes a top priority for homeowners. Controlling and preventing mould growth involves a combination of practical strategies to maintain a healthy living environment. Let’s explore some effective tips to keep your home mould-free.


 

1. Prioritise Ventilation

Ensuring adequate airflow is crucial in preventing humidity and minimising moisture that fosters mould growth. Opening windows and doors on mild, dry days allows fresh air to circulate through your home.

2. Opt for Line Drying

Indoor drying of clothes contributes to increased humidity. Embrace the opportunity to line dry your clothes outdoors on sunny days, significantly reducing moisture build-up. Consider using a condenser dryer or installing a venting/ducting kit if using a traditional dryer.

3. Maintain Regular Cleaning

Dust and vacuum regularly to eliminate the organic matter that mould feeds on. Dead skin cells, dust, or pet hair left unattended can provide a breeding ground for mould.

4. Minimise Moisture Entry

Prevent moisture from entering your home by checking and repairing broken tiles, addressing roof leaks, clearing gutters, and assessing the condition of windows and external doors. Installing weather seals where needed can be an effective measure.

5. Install Exhaust Fans

To reduce humidity levels, incorporate exhaust fans in high-humidity areas such as bathrooms and laundries. This is particularly crucial if you use a vented dryer.

6. Utilise Damp and Mould-Preventing Appliances

Consider appliances like dehumidifiers and air conditioners to manage and prevent dampness. Refrigerant dehumidifiers are ideal for hot, humid conditions, while desiccant dehumidifiers work well in cold, damp conditions. You can use air conditioners judiciously to avoid condensation.

7. Harness the Power of Fans

Ceiling and pedestal fans are cost-effective solutions for air circulation. Ceiling fans promote overall air circulation, while pedestal fans target specific areas requiring ventilation.

In conclusion, an integrated approach to mould prevention involves lifestyle changes and strategic investments in home maintenance and appliances. However, if mould persists despite these efforts, it’s time to bring in a powerful solution. Consider using Aeris Mould Pro, a triple-action cleaner designed to kill mould, remove stains caused by mould, and prevent regrowth. Aeris Mould Pro is applicable for most common applications.

 

Aeris Mould Pro

For complex applications and severe cases, products like Duct Coating and Sealant could be a better fit. As each of the cases is different, please reach out to us at info@aeris.com.au to get your tailored solution.

By adopting these strategies and investing in the right tools, you can create a home environment that resists mould growth, ensuring a healthier and more comfortable living space for you and your family.