Mould, like any fungus or bacteria, thrives in humid environments and will grow on fabrics, carpets, and around your home. If you have mould inside your house, it can be difficult to get rid of and can make you sick if you’re exposed to it over a long period of time. Mould loves dark spaces like bathrooms and basements so this is one way that it can sneak into your home unnoticed.
It’s a good idea to reduce indoor moisture, but you can’t do that if you’re storing damp items in your cupboards. The more clutter you have lying around (clothes, boxes of papers), the more likely mould will grow on it. A good rule of thumb is to keep your laundry area free from excess clothing and other items.
Simple as it sounds, opening blinds and curtains during the day lets sunlight in and prevents mould from growing on them. If you don’t have any windows that open, use solar-powered lights indoors instead—they’ll add extra light without creating an excessive amount of heat or humidity inside your home.
When you’re dealing with a mould problem, the first thing you should do is open your windows and doors to let in the fresh air. If you have a fan, turn it on to increase airflow and circulate the air around the house. You can also use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air by sucking it out of rooms where there is heavy humidity or condensation build-up.
By increasing ventilation, you’ll remove excess moisture from your home more effectively than other methods, which will help prevent mould growth on walls and other surfaces throughout your house.
Use a dehumidifier
You can use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from your home, which is one of the most common causes of mould. Dehumidifiers are available in different sizes, so you can choose one that meets your needs and fits in whatever space you want it to be stored. If you want to be able to control how much moisture the device removes from your home, get a model that has adjustable settings.
This method is more effective than using an air conditioner because they don’t remove all types of moisture; they only cool down the air around them. Dehumidifiers also work well at removing odours by extracting dampness that’s causing bad smells in your house.
Remove standing water
This can be done using a mop, sponge or towel. Keep in mind that you need to let it dry after use. It’s also a good idea to use this method when cleaning up spills that may have created standing water in your house.
Another way to prevent mould growth is by keeping the humidity levels in your home low and making sure the air circulates well throughout the rooms. You can do this by opening windows on days when there isn’t any rain forecasted or turning on ceiling fans when it feels stuffy inside of your house. You should also make sure that you don’t leave any open containers of food sitting out overnight as they will create moisture which will result in mould problems as well.
Use a squeegee after showers and baths
Another way you can prevent mould growth on your bathroom walls is to use a squeegee after showers and baths. This small tool can remove excess water from the shower or bath, and it will also help you dry off faster. This will help prevent mould growth in your bathroom because there is less moisture available for the spores to grow into.
If you already have an issue with mould growing in your home, then this method may not be enough to stop it entirely. However, even if you are unable to get rid of all of the existing moulds that have taken root in your house, using a squeegee after every shower will help keep new spores from settling on surfaces where they might thrive again later on down the road.
Regularly clean your bathroom surfaces with bleach
To get rid of the mould and prevent it from coming back, you’ll want to use bleach or a mould killer spray on your bathroom surfaces. Bleach is an effective cleaner that will kill both the mould and its spores. It’s also cheap and environmentally friendly.
In addition to cleaning your bathroom with bleach regularly, consider making sure that the area stays well-ventilated by opening windows when possible and using a fan if there aren’t any windows nearby. This will help keep air circulating so that fresh air can reach all areas of your home.
Fix leaky faucets and pipes
Fixing leaky faucets and pipes is a simple DIY job, but be careful not to use too much bleach. Make sure you rinse the affected area well afterwards, as the chlorine in bleach can react with some materials used in plumbing fixtures and corrode them over time. If you’re dealing with a stubborn mould problem already established on your walls or ceiling, disinfectants like Lysol (which contains hydrogen peroxide) can help kill it off.
However, it’s important to note that cleaning up these leaks is only half of the battle. You also need to make sure they don’t happen again. If your sink basin has been leaking for months or years without being fixed, there may be damage that requires professional repair work from someone who knows what they’re doing. This is especially true if the leak was large enough that it damaged your home’s foundation or caused water damage elsewhere inside your house.
Protect the floor around your toilet with a small rug
To help prevent mould from growing on the floor, put a small rug or mat around the base of your toilet to absorb moisture. Mould spores need to have water in order to grow, so if you have no water source in a certain area of your house and you’re worried about mould growth, placing rugs or mats there can help prevent it.
Another way to protect against mould growth is by placing a small mat or rug inside your shower. This will help collect any excess moisture that might accumulate during showers and keep it from spreading throughout other parts of your home.
Mould is a common problem, but with these steps, you can prevent and get rid of it. If you are still having trouble, contact a professional or ask for help from someone else in your home who may have experience dealing with mould.