MOULD LOVES damp, cool, still air. It also loves to feed and expand on sources like cotton (backs of curtains), leather – your handbags and your leather shoes (nooooooo!), window sills, shower silicone, ceilings and dust.
Preventing mould in your home involves: -
- Eliminating or minimising sources of moisture
- Using a dehumidifier in damper areas of your home
- Insulating and heating your home
- Preventing air from getting trapped
- Cleaning regularly – preferably with natural products like our Tea-Tree spray
- Ventilating with open windows on sunny days.
- Popping a tub of our Tea-Tree evaporative gel open in problematic areas! 😊
The main sources of moisture in New Zealand homes are cooking, showering, airing washing indoors, using un-flued gas heaters, and – for homes with raised timber floors – rising damp.
More tips on minimising mould in our next blog! Ps…. Summer isn’t a myth.