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Stamping Out Damp with Allergy UK
For millions of people nationwide, allergies can cause persistent discomfort, pain and inconvenience. It goes without saying that there are many things you can do to minimise symptoms, but often the reasons for the allergy are deep-rooted, and inbuilt into your environment.
Damp conditions and excess condensation in the home can cause mould related allergies. This week, the charity Allergy UK are willing people to take more action against damp conditions in their home and educating people on how to spot mould and damp related allergy symptoms.
Download the Damp Prevention Pack from Allergy UK.
Indoor allergies are even more prevalent in the autumn and winter months, and can be increasingly pronounced in older houses or rented accommodation which hasn’t seen recent decoration. Here at Permagard we specialise in damp proofing and condensation control – here are some of thing things worth looking out for:
Condensation in the Kitchen and Bathroom: Left untreated this can lead to mould forming in inaccessible areas and exacerbate indoor allergies.
External Factors: Bad weather can often dislodge roof tiles, uproot vegetation and cause other issues which affect the overall damp proofing of your home.
Ventilation: As we’ve looked at before in our How To Ventilate your House, ventilation is one of the primary ways you can prevent a build-up of excess mould. After showering or cleaning, ensure windows are left open to increase air circulation and speed up drying.
Common and persistent allergic conditions associated with poor damp proofing include:
- Atopic eczema
There are many relatively inexpensive products and techniques to implement to combat condensation and damp in the home. From mould wash and antimould paint to water repellents, these products will decrease moisture levels in your home and ultimately improve any symptoms relating to indoor allergies. Take a look at our full range of damp proofing products
Throughout National Allergy Week, Allergy UK are appealing to people to take control of their allergies and ‘Stamp out Damp’ for good in their homes.