Condensation and dampness
Mould can be a problem if not treated and is one of the biggest issues for owners of residential apartments, constantly having to treat and repaint bathrooms and kitchens. Condensation dampness occurs when there is an excess of moist air inside a property which can lead to mould if not treated. More common in the winter months but can occur at any time of the year.
Commonly caused by water vapour from cooking, showering and using clothes dryers. Condensation usually appears on ceilings, walls and windows. It is important that tenants are informed of what they need to do to ensure the homes they are renting remain mould free. Tips for owners and tenants:
- ensure there is constantly airflow through the property by leaving windows open, even just slightly will ensure there is adequate ventilation
- use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to quickly remove water vapour
- heating whenever possible
- cut back any plants and trees close to the building/windows
- wipe down windows, sills and venetian blinds if there is condensation each morning
When tenants commence their tenancy, make sure they are given information about mould and how to ensure they keep the premises clean and free of dampness. Email us with your details if you would like to receive a flyer with further information.
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