Prevent mould in your home

Unfortunately, mould is becoming a more and more frequent visitor in our homes. Bad cases of mould is harmful to your health. Mould can cause allergies, asthma, fatigue, headache, and shortness of breath. That is why mould is a serious matter that you need to be aware of.

It is your responsibility as a resident to do your best to prevent the emergence of mould. This is part of the day-to-day maintenance of your home.

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Mould can emerge if:

  • your home is not heated approximately 21 degrees Celsius/ 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • you do not air out your home sufficiently.
  • the ventilation in your kitchen and bathroom does not work sufficiently.
  • your furniture is placed too close to cold exterior walls.
  • you dry your clothes indoor.
  • you do not clean your home sufficiently.

You can prevent mould by:

  • Ventilating your home. Create a draught for at least 10 minutes a day – and more, if you sense the need.
  • Keep your bedroom warm, when you are not there.
  • Close the bathroom door, while showering. Wipe the room dry and ventilate thoroughly, after a bath.
  • If you have water damage, get it fixed promptly.
  • Do not place your furniture in direct contact with cold exterior walls.
  • Avoid drying your clothes indoor.
  • If you have a range hood over your stove, use it and maintain it.
  • Clean up your home regularly.

If the damage is done

As long as the emergence of mould is relatively small, you can try cleaning it off with Rodalon.

However, if the emergence of mould is more serious than this, you must contact your estate committee as soon as possible, and they will work out a plan for controlling the mould.