How To Get Rid Of Damp

If you use bleach to clean damp and mould on a wall, it will CREATE MORE DAMP because the water in the bleach will be sucked into the wall, giving the damp the water it needs to start growing again. Rent or buy a Dehumidifier. This is a short term solution for getting rid of the moisture and damp in the air, inside the house. Once again, it should only be used when you have had work done to stop the cause of the ingress. I’m sorry to tell you that if your home has been suffering from the kind of things we are talking about here then it’s likely that your carpets, bedding and soft furnishings have inherited a horrid smell.

There are various cleaning companies who can at least try and rescue beds and sofas etc., but in many cases, the damp eats away at the fibres in the fabric and its often best to throw it all away and buy new. You will never get the smell out so don’t waste your time and effort, and of course do this AFTER you have had the damp problem addressed. Mould growing in bathrooms, wet rooms, kitchens and utility rooms is a very common occurrence of the nasty stuff, often because showering, or during clothes etc, produces moisture, after all that’s what happens when you dry a wet towel, the radiator will make the water in the towel evaporate into the air  but sometimes that water settles on a cold wall and that’s when the mould appears. To prevent this happening on your home, spray the walls with a dedicated antimicrobial treatment and then seal the grouting lines around the tiles with two coats of grout sealer, available from B and Q.

If you take the tips above, and the advice on getting a damp proofing company like jhgarlickltd.com in to fix the issue, you should not have any further problems with damp. If your home suffers from damp and mould, I have to be honest with you, THERE IS NO CHEAP, QUICK FIX to the problem. If the damp mould or wet patches on the walls are higher than 5 feet, or even wet walls upstairs, this indicates that the outside walls have lost their weatherproofing qualities and are now letting water into the wall, which is coming into the house and causing problems. A quick examination of the walls outside will often show cracks or hollow rendering with flaking paint or even green mould or mildew, indicating there is a problem with the walls of the house and that is why you have wetness inside.

If you cannot see the damp or diffused moisture, then it is best to investigate by looking behind furniture, at the back or wardrobes, and anywhere the walls inside feel damp or wet, or maybe where the paintwork inside is flaking away or becoming powdery.