Seven ways to reduce your
exposure to mould
Do you have a mould allergy? Even if you are taking medication, it is best to keep warm and humid areas of your home free from mould.
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If you have mould allergy, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Itchy nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Congested nose
- Sleep disturbance
- Daytime tiredness
- Poor concentration
- Recurrent ear infections in children
- Recurrent sinus infections in adults
- Asthma that is more difficult to control
Even if your GP or pharmacist has recommended allergy medication, it is best to reduce the amount of mould in your home. Mould often thrives in damp areas with little air circulation, such as wardrobes, bathrooms and bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.
Here are seven tips you might want to try to reduce the amount of mould in your home:
- Clean visible mould away with bleach or a commercial product.
- Ensure your home has adequate ventilation, including extraction fans in humid areas such as bathrooms.
- Keep things dry by checking your plumbing and sealing leaks in bathrooms and the roof.
- Dry or remove wet carpets.
- Remove indoor plants as potting soil often has mould.
- Avoid raking leaves, mowing grass or working with garden compost.
- Keep gutters clean and floor vents clear.