How to dry laundry reducing condensation and use of mould remover

Reducing indoor moisture content and dealing with all traces of mould using an instant mould remover are positive steps to avoiding respiratory complications. Condensation and black mould are not just problems faced by home-owners and tenants of older homes with single glazed windows. Modern buildings have better insulation trapping in warm air, but what this means is reduced ventilation and an increase in condensation even on triple glazed windows. Not every house-hold can afford to run a tumble drier for every load of washing. So, how do you get your laundry dry while also being mindful of increasing the moisture content? We invested in a moisture meter to track our own daily data. Taking a shower, cooking and hanging laundry out to dry indoors increased the moisture content in those rooms by as much as 30%. With no where for moisture to go, condensation forms on windows, window frames, walls, ceilings and even in the loft. A continuation of this pattern throughout the winter months can have a damaging effect to your health and to the structure of your home. So what is the answer? One of the main causes of damp, condensation and mould in UK houses is as a result of damp laundry being hung over radiators around the home. The amount of moisture released is high, so unless rooms are well ventilated (which is not likely to be much when trying to also keep the house warm), damp levels will be on the rise – moisture levels in the home create ideal breeding conditions for mould spores . Ventilation is key to reducing moisture content. If you have to dry your laundry indoors, either put a dehumidifier in the room where you hang your laundry, leave the extractor fan running continuously, light a fire in your fireplace to dry the air or invest in a tumble drier (not an economical way to avoid moisture build-up though!). Hanging clothes on hangers to dry and avoid the need for a mould remover It is also advisable to avoid too much clutter in your home and move furniture away from walls to allow air to circulate as optimally as possible. The better air is able to circulate the less the risk of moisture build-up.

Tips to drying your laundry indoors

  • Switching on a dehumidifier will help to take moisture out of the air and speed up the drying time
  • Avoid drying laundry in bedrooms
  • Use a fold-away drying rack and hangers to allow air to circulate around each item to speed-up drying time
  • Wash and hang-up laundry at night so that it can dry while you sleep
  • Hang laundry in your drying cupboard. We installed drying racks in ours and hang towels and underwear in the drying cupboard to lessen the amount hanging in the kitchen – the warmest room in the house so laundry dries quickest
  • Select the fastest spin drying cycle on your washing machine to remove as much moisture as possible to speed-up drying time
  • If you use a tumble drier make sure the vent goes outdoors and is sealed properly

Getting rid of  black mould with an instant mould remover

Clean all infected areas by spraying on an instant mould remover. It is important to kill the mould before spores are released into the air and start infecting other areas of your home. Mrs Gleam’s instant mould remover quickly eliminates mould, algae and mildew. Ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms including walls, tiles and UPVC. Mrs Gleam’s instant mould remover does contain bleach so be careful around fabrics. Spot test on surfaces before use. Spray on to the affected area and leave to work – within 10 minutes black bathroom mould is eliminated. Wipe and rinse thoroughly. Drying clothes indoors in an unventilated room can be a major cause of condensation and moisture build-up. This then causes damp symptoms and mould in homes, which can be bad for your health. Any opportunity you get to dry your laundry outdoors should be taken full advantage of as this really is the best possible solution. When cooking remember to switch on the extractor fan, wipe the water off the glass frame of your shower cubicle and humans stop breathing!!
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