I’m a cleaning expert – everyday £3 household item can help prevent condensation and mould build-up in your bathroom | The SunDecember 30, 2022
A CLEANING expert has revealed that an everyday household item can stop condensation and mould in your house.
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One of its experts posted a TikTok revealing her top tip for keeping your house free from mould.
To the tune of Montell Jordan's song This Is How We Do It, she said: "Keep boilers and thermosats consistent.
"The World Health Organisation recommends 18-21 degrees."
The Black Country expert revealed that a common under-the-sink item can help stop mould building up in your bathroom.
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She said that a £3 squeegee is all you need for her genius bathroom hack.
Wielding her squeegee, she said: "Shut doors when using a shower or bath to prevent moisture, and wipe down any remaining water!
"This includes, shower screens, tiles and mirrors.
"Don't forget your windows, especially around the edges to prevent mould."
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Although some experts say you should use a "swivel" or "fan" method when squeegeeing, this one used long downwards motions in her demonstration.
She also said: "Use lids to prevent condensation when cooking.
"Keep the room well-ventilated when drying clothes indoors.
"Make sure you open windows to release any humid air.
"You can also use a dehumidifier or humidity reader."
Not everyone on TikTok was convinced by her advice.
Ab said: "Imagine having your house on a consistent temperature.
"How do people afford that?"
Talha said: "Opening a window in a country like the UK will only bring in more moisture."
One user said: "Do I have this much time to spare each day? No."
Another said: "I won't be able to turn my heating on this winter due to the cost of living crisis… so no 18-21 for me."
Many people said that installing a positive input ventilation system is a much easier way to ward off mould.
One commenter said: "Include plants in your house as well.
"They soak up any steam and water droplets – since having them in my bathroom, I haven't got any more mould."
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