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5 expert ways to get rid of mould

If you have found mould lurking in your home you definitely aren’t alone. Causing health issues, damaging belongings and making your space feel unclean it is time to show this problem the door. If you’re ready to combat mould and make your home your own again then check out the expert-approved solutions below.

Install Dehumidifiers 

Damp surfaces are the best place for mould to grow so placing dehumidifiers in your home is a brilliant way to stop the problem before it starts. They work by collecting and trapping excess moisture from the air which prevents water from building up on your walls and worktops. With no wet areas in your home, mould won’t feel invited to move in. The best part about this solution is that it’s a discreet method and doesn’t require daily maintenance. Simply place the traps in the most affected rooms and leave them to work their magic.

Use White Vinegar 

Who knew the solution to mould was sitting in the back of your kitchen cupboard? Mixing equal parts of white vinegar and hot water can be a mess-free way to clean mould spores from your home. Simply spray the homemade mixture onto the problem and gently scrub away. In under a minute your home will be glistening with no mould to be seen.

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Wipe Down The Walls  

After a hot steamy shower or cooking up dinner, the last thing on your mind will be mould but it is actually the best time for it to grow. Moisture from these activities can build up in your home and if you’re looking for a cheap way to dry it out, running a dry cloth or towel over the water is an easy fix. If you want a stronger, neater solution a shower squeegee  is a quick way to clear condensation whilst still making your bathroom stylish.

Open The Windows

Sometimes it’s best to let nature fight nature. On a sunny day open up your windows and let fresh air circulate through your home. Not only will this encourage excess moisture to head outside, but it will also eliminate any scents of dampness and mildew that can build up when left unventilated. With this free method, the sun will do all the hard work and you are free to sit back and relax. It’s a no cost, low effort easy fix although it might take some time before you see it work.

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Grab Some Sprays

Head to your local shop and pick up sprays that are specially designed to eliminate mould and dampness. Although this comes with a price tag, they are often a guaranteed solution. Check out the links below to see what expert cleaners and people like you recommend.

Kilrock Mould Remover Spray | Dunelm

Dettol Antibacterial Mould & Mildew Remover Spray 750ml – Tesco Groceries

HG Bathroom Liquid Mould remover, 0.5L Trigger spray bottle | DIY at B&Q

Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Black Mould Remover Spray 750ml | Sainsbury’s (

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If you are still looking for more solutions or want to learn more about mould, Director and Consultant Professor Michael Parrett who works as a building pathologist has written a book to help people understand these problems and their link to health. Check it out through the link below.

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