3 Possible budget-friendly solutions to rid your home of dampness

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No one wants to live in a damp house. It can be very uncomfortable, especially during the winter months as it will only make your place feel colder so why not tackle it now, before it becomes a bigger problem? You might think that you’ll need to call professionals in order to get rid of dampness in your home but the good news is that there are budget-friendly ways you can solve your damp and mold problems yourself. Here’s how…

Sure a chilly, damp house in the winter is no fun but temperature is not the only problem you have to deal with when you have a damp home. There are many other issues that can come up and dampness can also indicate that your home is water damaged or that there might be some underlying structural issues. Older homes are especially at risk of dampness and, aside from the structural issues, mold can also be a reason for health concerns. 

1 USE A DEHUMIDIFIER

One of the easiest ways to get rid of the dampness is to remove moisture from your home. You can do this by investing in a dehumidifier. In fact, don’t even wait for signs of dampness before you buy a dehumidifier – all homes can benefit from less-humid air and it can help to prevent problems before they arise. You can visit letsremovemold.com for a comprehensive list and review of the best dehumidifiers in the market today.

2 USE A MOLD TREATMENT

If you’re able to spot the early signs of dampness you can prevent further damage so, if your home already has mold, it’s important that you get rid of it right away. The presence of mold could even make you and your family unwell so tackle it as soon as you spot it. There are several removers you can buy in order to treat mold in your home but do take note that before you use the product, you will need to make sure that the room is dried out. You can use a dehumidifier for this and once you are sure it is dry, follow the instructions on the package and remove the surface mold. Astonish cleaners are cruelty-free so I recommend you give them a try.

3. AVOID ADDING MOISTURE

One of the main causes of damp in your home is because there is too much moisture in the air. You can always use a hygrometer to measure the moisture in your home but this might be an unnecessary expense if you can already tell that the room feels damp. Instead, simply just take precautions to ensure that you are not adding to the moisture and keep your home well ventilated. When showering you can open the windows and turn on the extractor fan. If you’re cooking put a lid on your pot so that the steam doesn’t escape and use the cooker hood fan. If you have a tumble dryer, you need to ensure that it’s vented outside or, if don’t own a tumble dryer, instead of drying your clothes inside the house, install a clothesline outside so that you can dry washing outside under the sun. 

I hope that these low-cost hacks will help you to keep dampness and mold under control in your home. It’s something I’ve struggled with in many rental homes so I’d be interested to hear your own tips for dealing with damp in the comments below. Thanks!



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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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