This indoor allergen hides in plenty of unexpected places. Here’s the low down on what to do about it.
Tackle this problem at the base(ment) level with a dehumidifier. These handy devices will help you to keep humidity below 50%. Change the filter and clean it regularly as instructed.
SORT OUT SOIL
Indoor plants are really pretty, but they can be a haven for fungal spores. Make sure your plant containers don’t develop mould, and cover the soil with aquarium gravel or small pebbles.
Hitting the beach and water sports are most popular in the summer months, which means wet towels. Wash them immediately or hang them out to dry. Aim to switch your bath towel out at least once a week too.
WATCH THE WASHER
Mould tends to develop in front loading washing machines. Avoid this issue by leaving the door open for at least an hour after each wash and wiping the seal area down with a solution of water and bleach every couple of weeks.
CLEAN THE CABINETS
The smallest plumbing leak can lead to a whole lot of mould growth. Keep the area under your sink mould fee by checking for leaks, puddles and other damp areas.
AIM FOR THE AC
With the strong Australian sun, the air conditioner can be a house favourite during the summer months. But the downside is air conditioning units trap dust and pollen while absorbing moisture from the air – a sure fire recipe for mould growth when you don’t run your unit as often. To keep it mould-free, clean your unit regularly and run it every now and again for at least 10 minutes at a time.