This is a sponsored post – DeLonghi provided the Dehumidifier product for this post, however the opinions and content expressed within are completely my own.
We live in a beautiful old federation style house but living in something with so much history means there are gaps, creaks and groans and never-ending repairs and renovations. And damp and mould.
So how do you know if your house has a damp or humidity problem? How can you know if you and your home are at risk?
Here's a few possible risk factors for growing mould in the home…
- Your house is positioned with minimal exposure to natural light.
- Poor to no ventilation
- Exposed to high rainfalls
- Visible water damage
- Clothes always feel a little damp
Already have mould or mildew in your home? Not to worry….
Here's my 5 tips for removing mould naturally..and keeping it gone!
- Check your home often for the appearance of mould and treat it quickly.
- Wash the mould area with warm soapy water – rubbing a little bi-carb soda into the area with a sponge vigorously can loosen the really dark areas if you have any.
- In a clean spray bottle mix up a solution of 80/20 vinegar and water. Shake and then spray walls, furniture, anywhere you have just washed.
- Wipe down with a wet cloth and then using another spray bottle containing a solution of 2 teaspoons teatree oil to 2 cups of water spray, apply to clean areas and do not rinse off. Alternatively you can use a 1/4 teaspoon of oil of cloves to a litre of water, spray and also do not rinse off.
- To prevent mould reappearing wipe down wet surfaces frequently, ventilate rooms well, be aware of and fix leaky pipes or holes in the roof , run a dehumidifier regularly and spray vinegar onto surfaces which are often damp like the shower area.
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