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Keep your house damp and mould free

  • Published at 05:20 pm September 21st, 2017
  • Last updated at 05:44 pm September 21st, 2017
Keep your house damp and mould free
No matter how picturesque the season of monsoon is, there is no denying the fact that it causes the maximum damage to your crib. Due to this moist weather, dampness may find its way into one or more areas of your home, especially if the room does not receive a lot of sunlight. If left damp, the mould may develop on walls, under carpeting or even behind walls. One of the worst affected by the downpour would be the walls of your den. Leakage, cracks, mould, and the list goes on. It can be a nightmare for anyone in the house. However, there are some natural ways by which you can rid your home of the dampness and mould caused due to rainwater. Let It Breathe The fewer mould spores, the less growth you'll have to worry about. Hence, increase the ventilation of your house by keeping the doors and windows open as often as you can, and also for a long time. Ventilate kitchens and bathrooms when in use, by opening the window wider. Condensation Those water droplets that appear on windows and walls during damp weather can also lead to dampness in the home if left alone. Wiping away condensation with a dry cloth as soon as you notice it will keep it under control, removing a potential source of dampness from your home. Vinegar Spray Plain white vinegar is one of the best all-natural cleaners for cleaning your entire home. Straight vinegar reportedly kills 82 percent of mould. Pour some white distilled vinegar straight into a spray bottle, spray on the mouldy area and let set without rinsing, if you can put up with the smell. Let it sit for a few minutes to kill and dissolve the fungus, then wipe away with a cloth or sponge. If you don't like the smell of vinegar, you may use other fermented liquids in a similar fashion. Tea Tree Oil It is a powerful natural fungicide. To use this essential oil to kill existing mould growth, and keep your house free from the dampness, simply add around ten drops of tea tree oil to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray onto hard surfaces where mould is growing or you can even spray it into a damped room, and let this amazing oil go to work. You might have to scrub a bit, but with repeated use, this all-natural cleaner will kill the fungus and help to prevent future growth.