Preventing mould in damp properties during the summer months with Facility Solutions

Preventing Mould In The Summer Months

Preventing mould in damp properties can be a common problem. This is particularly true during the summer months when humidity levels are high as mould thrives in damp environments. If left untreated, it can cause health problems and damage to the building structure.

Facility Solutions can help with preventing mould in damp properties. To prevent mould growth, it’s important to identify and address the underlying moisture issues that are causing the problem.

How To Prevent & Treat Mould At Home

Here are some tips on how you can take to prevent and treat mould growth in a building that has previously had damp issues:

  1. Identify the source of the moisture. The first step is to identify the source of the moisture that is causing the mould growth. The source could be due to a leak in the roof, a plumbing issue, or poor ventilation. Once you have identified the source, you can take steps to address it.
  2. Increase ventilation. Increasing ventilation is key to preventing mould growth. By making sure that windows and doors are open when possible, as well as considering installing extractor fans in bathrooms and kitchens, it will reduce the risk of mould growth.
  3. Reduce humidity levels. By using dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels in the building it can keep the indoor humidity level below 60% which can help prevent mould growth.
  4. Remove any existing mould. If there is already mould growing in the building it’s important to remove it as soon as possible. This can be done by using a solution of bleach and water or a commercial mould remover to clean affected areas thoroughly.
  5. Repair any damage. Repair any damage caused by the moisture, such as replacing damaged plasterboard or repairing leaks.
  6. Seal cracks and gaps. Seal any cracks and gaps in walls, floors, and ceilings to prevent moisture from seeping in.
  7. Use mould-resistant paint. Consider using mould-resistant paint in areas that are prone to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Summary Of Preventing Mould At Home

Preventing mould in damp properties requires you to identify and address the underlying moisture issues as soon as possible. This is done but increasing the ventilation and reducing the humidity levels. By removing existing mould, repairing any damage, sealing cracks and gaps, and using mould-resistant paint. Taking these steps can help prevent mould growth and protect the health of the building’s occupants. Facility Solutions offer services to treat and prevent mould issues in your commercial buildings.

 

Facility Solutions

Facility Solutions are committed to providing high quality bespoke maintenance solutions to serve the needs of your facility, business or property. Founded in 2015, at Facility Solutions we recognise that your facility, business or property requires professional, reliable and cost-effective services. These services provide maximum functionality and minimum disruption.

Facility Solutions was born out of the realisation that commercial property managers need support with everyday tasks. Our team have worked in various commercial sectors and are fully aware of the myriad issues that rise from day to day.

 

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Published On: May 1, 2023Categories: News