There are different ways how you can get rid of condensation, excessive moisture and damp at home. Getting rid of mould is especially important as it can cause many health issues. According to NHS UK, mould can impact our health as they ‘produce allergens (substances that can cause an allergic reaction), irritants and, sometimes, toxic substances. Inhaling or touching mould spores may cause an allergic reaction, such as sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. Moulds can also cause asthma attacks.’
We all dream about nice, hot summers. However, most of our homes are designed to keep us warm, not cold, thus we need to be creative about cooling our houses down. Here are some tips that might be of some help.
Historic Environment Scotland tells us that data gathered and analysed in Scotland’s Climate Trends Handbook indicates that since the 1960s average precipitation has increased by 27 per cent, and in north and west Scotland winter precipitation has increased by over 70 per cent (Climate change adaptation for traditional buildings, Short Guide 11). This is one of the reasons why it is important to control humidity in our homes. Keeping your home’s humidity levels right will not only lower you heating bills but also improve your health.