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    Getting rid of the winter damp

    Published on 30 January 2019, Wednesday, 5:16 AM

    If your house is still suffering from some lingering winter damp, it’s a good idea to address the issue before it stems into a larger - and inevitably more expensive - problem.

    Dampness and condensation is a common problem that homeowners are faced with, but the good news is that there are a number of solutions and remedies to cure the damp by the end of spring.

    The first job you need to do when dealing with a damp problem is to identify where the moisture is coming from. This may be an exterior problem, for example, trickling pipes, rising damp from under the house or leaking roofs.

    Alternatively it may be an indoor problem that is more of a condensation issue related to your heating or cooling system, showering and bathing, cooking or clothes drying.

    If your problem is the latter, embark on a bathroom DIY job to install a fan to draw up steam which can lead to condensation issues otherwise.

    One of the most efficient ways to remove dampness from a house is by letting light into it. When cooking, drying clothes and showering, open windows where you can to let hot air out.

    Another helpful tip is to always use the exhaust fan above your stove to clear the air - leave it going for a few minutes after you have finished cooking to ensure no moisture remains.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.