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Air mould can spring up anywhere, and it’s hard to get rid of once it’s taken hold. Here are a few simple ways to help you keep mould under control.

Let in the fresh air 

You can reduce excess moisture on your walls, windows and floors by improving the airflow in your home. The easiest way to do this is to keep you doors, cupboards and wardrobes open and move furniture away from the walls. You can also install wall vents in your home to let in the fresh air. As well as preventing dampness and mould, wall vents help reduce your cooling or heating costs because air is more easily circulated around your home.

Check your gutters

If your gutters are full of leaves or damaged, it can lead to leaks in your roof. This is a major cause of mould build up in the home and the best way to avoid this is to make sure you always clean your gutters and check them for damage after the wet season.

Get moisture absorbers

There are all sorts of handy products that work to absorb moisture from the air and help prevent mould. Moisture absorbers naturally absorbs excess moisture and maintains a healthy humidity level in your home. Many of these products are made to last for up to 60 days and refills are available.

Help prevent with blockers

A good way to prevent mould is to choose a blocker that is formulated to inhibit mould and mildew growth, like Dulux Precision Stain & Mould Blocker. This water-based stain-blocker is designed to use under Dulux topcoats on walls, ceilings and a variety of surfaces (like MDF, timber, plywood, concrete, brick, and more). It helps prevent mould and mildew growth, as well as help combat a wide range of oil-based stains.

Spray it away

Mould can build up quickly anywhere you have tiles, like in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry. There is a range of mould sprays designed for protecting tiles, grouting, ceramics, plaster and vinyl and even on painted surfaces. These sprays kill mould and the mould spores that cause regrowth. They can also be used outside on roofs, gutters, tiles, concrete pavers, blocks and brickwork. There are also environmentally friendly mould sprays that are non-acidic, non-caustic, contain no bleach, are phosphate free and deodorises as they clean.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.