Fight dampness at home and keep it fresh and clean

This monsoon, fight dampness at home and keep it fresh & clean with this list of simple yet effective methods.

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Ensure that water is not accumulated anywhere in and around your house.

Dampness is caused when there is excess moisture in the air. Our households, which are mainly made up of walls and wood are more prone to dampness. This ultimately leads to erosion of these materials. Here are a few sure shot ways to fight dampness at home and keep it fresh and clean.

1) Tip 1:

Keep your house warm and ensure it is well ventilated. Fresh air and sunlight will keep the moisture away and provide longevity to your home. Buy a dehumidifier, if required.

2) Tip 2:

Ensure that water is not accumulated anywhere. Mostly it occurs due to faulty construction designs which makes it difficult for moisture to escape.

3) Tip 3:

Check the walls, ceiling, windows, chimneys and also the furniture. They should not have any kind mould growing on them. A musty, damp smell is likely to be first indicator of a problem.

4) Tip 4:

Use the right paints for the walls and seal cracks, if any.

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