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Easy £3 trick could prevent mould and save you hundreds on bills

Joe Harker

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Easy £3 trick could prevent mould and save you hundreds on bills

It's that time of year when everything gets very, very cold and that poses all sorts of problems for you and your home.

First off, nobody likes to be freezing and no matter how warm you wrap up you'll be feeling the chill.

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Then there's all the effects it has on your home, including the build up of mould that's very dangerous and hazardous to your health.

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While you might want to put the heating on it's very expensive and there are some people who sadly can't afford to do so in the winter.

So if you want to keep the cold out as best as possible there are some tricks you can try which ought to be reasonably priced.

Want to keep your house warmer and tackle mould without putting the heating on? You'll need the right tools. Credit: Getty Stock Photo
Want to keep your house warmer and tackle mould without putting the heating on? You'll need the right tools. Credit: Getty Stock Photo

If you want to tackle mould then the best thing to do is not let it get a foothold in your house in the first place.

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If parts of your house are getting cold and damp then it's a prime target for mould to develop, but regular ventilation can help tackle it.

Something you can do is beef up the heating protection your windows grant you and give them an extra layer in the winter.

You can get window insulation film for around £3 on Amazon and if you put this on your windows it can give you an extra layer of protection from lower temperatures.

If your house is better insulated then the damp spots where mould can build up are less likely to be a problem.

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However, if the dreaded stuff has already begun invading your home there's another trick you can use to dislodge it.

Beef up the insulation on your windows this winter and your house will thank you for it. Credit: Getty Stock Photo
Beef up the insulation on your windows this winter and your house will thank you for it. Credit: Getty Stock Photo

Bleach can get rid of mould, but you don't want to just pour a bottle of the alkaline cleaning product onto the offending patch.

Instead you should mix four parts water with one part bleach and then scrub it in like your life depends on it.

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For good measure you should scrum your bleachy mixture over more than just the spots you can see the mould to really stop it from spreading further along your walls.

Once you've scrubbed the mould out wait until you can't see it any more and rinse the affected areas to wash away anything left there and then pat dry the spot until it's completely dry before getting back to normal.

The NHS also recommends that if your home temperature drops below 15°C you should put the heating on.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images

Topics: UK News, Home, Health

Joe Harker
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