I’m a cleaning pro –dehumidifiers are the only way to get rid of mould but they won’t all work, here’s what to look for
A CLEANING expert has lifted the lid on her fail-safe technique for eliminating mold from your home as she shares her top tips on what to look out for.
Social media user Ann Russell uploaded a video explaining why she thinks a dehumidifier is the only solution to the frustrating – but increasingly common – problem.
Ann, who can be found on TikTok at @annrussell03, was asked for the best method by one of her 2.3 million followers.
They wrote to her and said, “Ann, do you know how to get rid of mold and keep it from coming back?
“I live in New Zealand, it’s humid everywhere, has no heating and isn’t insulated.”
Luckily Ann was there to help and was quick to respond.
She explained: “Wherever you live in the world, dampness comes with mold. All kinds of mold like moisture.
“The way to get rid of mold is to get rid of the moisture.”
Ann went on to say that while you can wipe away mold with bleach and other cleaning products, it will keep growing because “it’s the kind of plant you can’t get deep enough to get to the root.”
She added: “The only way you will get rid of it properly and permanently is to air dry.
“So dehumidifiers – there are two kinds.”
However, Ann was also quick to point out that not just any dehumidifier will do the trick.
She revealed: “Compressors, and they work by compressing the air so the water in the air falls out.
“And desiccants, which heat the air and then collect it from the air.
“Compressors don’t work very well in cold temperatures because there’s less water in the air and they’re very noisy.
“I have a desiccant dehumidifier. Now they’re expensive and I know it.
“I often suggest parts of kits that cost well over £100 and I’m fully aware that that’s a lot of money and a lot of people don’t have it.”
The way to get rid of mold is to get rid of the moisture.
Going on to say that the device in question can often cost over £150, Ann said: “But if you see one that you can afford or you can set aside some money to get one each month, they blow one too Flow of Warm Air.
“I used them to dry an incredibly cold and damp bedroom we had.
“I found that once I had that I just ran it every night and in the morning the room was nice and warm and I could turn off the storage heater and it completely cured the humidity problem.”
Ann had plenty of other handy tricks up her sleeve, too.
The cleaning freak continued: “If you can’t walk there, you need to run a small fan to get the air circulating so you don’t get those pockets of damp, stagnant air.
“And of course if you live in a warm and humid country you don’t want warm heating.”
She concluded, “You want permanent healing, which means you really up the aeration and try to dry anything that’s causing the moisture.”
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