If the fungus has had chance to take hold, what can you do to remove it and prevent its return?
Top tips for mould and mildew removal:
- Ensure you wear the appropriate protective clothing – i.e. gloves, mask and an old apron.
- Mix up a mild solution of washing up liquid and warm water, or a vinegar solution (one part vinegar to one part water). Never use bleach.
- With a scrubbing brush, thoroughly clean the affected area with the washing up liquid or vinegar solution.
- Dry the area completely.
- Lightly spray the area with a solution of clove oil and water to prevent the mould from returning (1/4 teaspoon clove oil to 1 litre of water). Wipe the area dry after 20 minutes.
- Consider calling a professional cleaner if the problem is severe.
- Keep on top of the fungus. Take action to stop its return by following our top tips for preventing mould and mildew.
- Use moisture absorbing crystals to help prevent mould and mildew from returning.
There are a wide range of affordable solutions to help with all aspects of de-humidifying caravans. From standard moisture traps for window sills and hanging de-humidifiers for wardrobes, to specially developed mini moisture traps for smaller rooms like the bathroom, there is a moisture control product for every place in your caravan.
So when you’ve removed every last trace of your pesky ‘house guests’, ensure that you do everything you can to prevent them from returning by following our handy tips. By taking the appropriate action you will not only look after your family’s health and wellbeing, you will also help to prolong the life of your precious caravan.