Rising Damp

No
I am not referring to the entertaining TV show of old, but rather the problems
I sadly have with my house!

One thing I cannot stand in a house is mould, it seems to
have a mind of its own as it slowly creeps forward making more and more of your
walls look unpleasant. We usually try
washing it off with a little bleach for good measure, but then a short while
later its back again rearing its ugly head at you! Then you worry it might trigger health problems especially
Asthma, I just wish it would go away for good.

I
had a builder friend come round and he gave me a few helpful pointers, I was
making matters worse tumbling the clothes dry, not having a window open to let
the condensation escape!

It
is handy if you can have a friend give your some tips; I am now trying to
follow some of his suggestions. I have
not moved the tumble dryer to the outhouse as he hoped I would, which was a
very valid idea but I feel the cold so no way during Winter do I want to head
outside the warm central heated house to collect the clothes from out there!

But
I am now trying to open the windows more. 
To be fair our house is overall very sound, its just a few isolated
places that bother me. I have to seal
around the back door and that will resolve one problem. This picture does not make me feel like a
happy bunny, so I need to get the sealant in quick!!!

If
you don’t have a reliable person to give your house a once over then there is
plenty of useful information online regarding condensation control,
which is well worth a read if you want to get on top of the problem. We made the mistake of getting rid of one of
our vents to the outside (down to me not coping with the cold again thinking it
was too drafty!) and as a result the air circulation is now poor. So please think carefully about the changes you
make to your house.

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