Summer is just around the corner, bringing unstable seasonal weather. It’s hard to predict whether tomorrow will be raining or sunny, and with the humidity building up, it feels as if there are drops of water hanging in the air. Today, we’re going to share some useful tricks for you to keep mould from growing in your home.
Close the windows
Usually, people tend to open their windows when it’s humid to try and let out some of the damp, indoor air. But in reality, this actually causes more humid air to travel into the home and doesn’t help to get rid of the original moisture, making your home even more humid. The best solution to tackle this is to keep a close eye on the weather forecast. If you foresee humid weather in the upcoming day, close the windows the night before—especially those facing the direction of the wind—and you can protect your home from sucking in the humid weather.
Strategic wardrobe positioning
If your home is constantly visited by humid weather, I’m sure you’re always checking whether or not mould and other types of fungus are growing in your wardrobe. In fact, the positioning of your wardrobe is very important when it comes to getting rid of unwanted fungus growth. If the back of your wardrobe is touching the wall of your kitchen or bathroom, it’s highly likely that humid air travels through the walls into your wardrobe. Thus, keeping your closet and wardrobe away from rooms where water is running is the key to stopping mould from growing.
If you only have limited space but still find your home is cluttered, you may consider placing your belongings into a mini storage unit to declutter your home and reduce the risk of mould growing.
Mini storage units have air conditioning all year round that have a consistent temperature and lower humidity so your belongings are less susceptible to mould growth.