Black mould! NO central heating!!! Damp??


Postby instantstreet » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:30 pm

hi. need a bit of help please. my mum and dads old council house has no central heating (they seem to think its warm enough!!??) but they are getting black mould round their windows and on most of the outside walls from the floor up. damp or condensation?? it had cavity insulation with those little round balls about 30 years ago but nothing since.

any ideas?

ta
instantstreet
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:21 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby steve bain » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:53 pm

buy a dehumidifier an leave it an trickle. it will help remove any moisture and will even heat the house by 1 degree!

we had one in ours before we got heating and it made a huge difference. the want a £200 odd size one, secondhand i paid £25 for a similair size.
steve bain
Rank: Tradesman
Progress to next rank:
26.9%
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:43 pm

Postby instantstreet » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:45 am

tnx steve. i think they have a small one already but im not sure they have it on enough. will check and see!
instantstreet
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:21 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics