Have you noticed mould developing in a damp room in your home? This can happen in places with a lot of humidity and condensation such as the bathroom ceiling and the utility room. It’s also likely to be a problem if you’ve just moved into an old house that hasn’t been lived in for a while.
If you’re home is blighted with mould, you will want to do two things: remove the mould, and prevent it from coming back. Here are some great tools and gadgets you can use to fight mould and stop it from developing in the first place.
1. UniBond Aero-360 Pure Moisture Absorber Device
The UniBond Aero-360 has a 360° air tunnel that helps collect moisture from the air, thereby preventing mould and mildew. It collects moisture through an absorbent tab which also helps remove odours, and then converts the moisture into a salty solution which you can then empty into the sink. The UniBond Aero-360 is small at just 24.2 cm high and 18.9 cm wide.
It doesn’t need to be plugged in, so it won’t increase your electricity bill, and it’s also completely silent. However, it works more slowly than an electric dehumidifier, as it only removes moisture that passes by it naturally rather than using power to suck the moisture in.
Read our full review of the UniBond Aero-360 here.
2. Pro Breeze 500ml Compact and Portable Mini Air Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, which prevents mould from appearing or growing. The Pro Breeze 500ml Dehumidifier can remove up to 250ml of moisture a day, which it stores in a 500ml water tank. Once the tank is full you can simply remove it and tip it down the sink.
This dehumidifier is nice and compact at just 28 cm high and 18 cm wide, so it’s great for flats or homes where space is limited. It’s also cheap to run at about 12 watts an hour.
For more dehumidifiers to consider, check out our roundup of the best dehumidifers in the UK.
3. Airsense Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifiers
These Airsense Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifiers will help prevent mould and mildew in your wardrobe, which could give your clothes an unpleasant musty, damp smell. These dehumidifiers have a clothes hanger for hanging off a clothes rail, and can absorb about 10ml of water a day.
If your clothes get cold and damp in your wardrobe, you should give these hanging dehumidifiers a try. You could also try one of these small and affordable dehumidifiers.
4. Fuginator Grout Brush
If you have mould on the grout in your shower or bathroom, you should scrub it off with a purpose-designed brush like the Fuginator Grout Brush. It has an ergonomic handle to make it easier and more comfortable to use. It’s much stiffer than a toothbrush, making it far more effective at removing mould from grout. For the best results, use it in combination with a mould spray like the one suggested below.
5. HG Mould Spray
If you have visible mould rather than just damp and condensation, your first weapon in fighting it should be a good mould spray like this one. HG Mould Spray is effective at removing mould stains while also killing mould and preventing it from re-growing. It works very well on showers and grout, especially when combined with a tough brush like the Fuginator Grout Brush suggested above.
For some more sprays, check out our roundup of the best mould remover sprays available in the UK.