Damp and mould in your conservatory isn’t just an eyesore to look at – it can be the sign of a larger problem, and can lead to serious damage to your home. During the colder months, keeping your conservatory well-ventilated and mould-free can be a never-ending hassle, and as a result, many of us turn our conservatory into a room that’s only used when the weather warms up.
In order to ensure your conservatory is a year-round room, it’s important to keep moisture out and temperatures regular. Condensation, or the moisture that forms on the cold surface of your windows when met with humid air, is a major contributing factor to damp and mould – which can lead to larger structural problems and costly damage. Leaks or cracks that allow cold air to seep in are also common culprits of damp and mould, so it’s important to make sure your conservatory’s airtight.
How to keep damp and mould out of a conservatory
- 1. Mop up excess moisture before it settles.
- 2. Open windows at either end of your conservatory to ventilate effectively.
- 3. Treat mould with an effective cleaner and a stiff-bristled brush.
- 4. Install a dehumidifier to reduce condensation.
Damp and mould can also have negative effects on our health, especially for those suffering from pre-existing conditions such as asthma, eczema or allergies. Make sure your conservatory’s mould-free so you don’t exacerbate your symptoms – or symptoms in others.
Instead of constantly treating an existing problem, take preventative measures early. Call our conservatory valet team for a professional, thorough deep clean on all interiors and exteriors. Our Valet including protective treatments on glass, lubrication for hinges and locks, and patination oil on lead flashing to prevent oxidisation. To keep your conservatory a beautiful, functional addition to your home, give it a clean annually – and a more meticulous service every three years.