Be Mindful of Mould
We have recently experienced a lot of rain and high humidity which has caused many properties to have issues with mould.
Here are some handy tips on preventing mould and removing it if it occurs.
- Open curtains, blinds, and windows to allow for ventilation
- Use ceiling fans or pedestal fans to improve air movement through the property.
- Use exhaust fans or open windows in bathrooms when showering.
- Clean surfaces at the first site of any possible mould using a diluted vinegar solution or a commercial mould remover.
- Use moisture absorbers in areas that are dark and/or unventilated (such as cupboards and wardrobes).
DIY Moisture Absorber | Baking Soda
You can buy moisture absorbers from hardware stores and supermarkets, but did you know you can make your own?
Baking soda has all kinds of uses, and dehumidifying is one of them. Since it is so inexpensive and easy to find, it’s a great choice.
Though baking soda is a great option for a dehumidifier, it only works in a small area. You may find some success with using it in a larger room, but this method is ideal for a smaller space, like a wardrobe.
Here’s how you can make yours:
- Get a small bowl that will fit in the area you’d like to place it in.
- Fill the bowl full of baking soda.
- Place the bowl in the area you’d like to dehumidify.
- The baking soda will harden as it absorbs moisture so replace it with fresh baking soda as required.
The following websites also have useful information on dealing with mould: