Keep your garage mould free

Although you aren’t spending all of your time in there, no one wants to notice mould taking hold in their garage.

With the weather becoming increasingly more damp as we head deeper into the winter months, it is important to become more vigilant when it comes to detecting mould infestations, especially in your garage. Tackling it before it can take hold is much easier than fighting with a well established patch of mould!

As specialists in garage doors in Cheshire, here are our top 3 tips for keeping your garage mould free, no matter what time of year it is!

Keep Your Garage Dry

Unless you have some serious leakage problem, the interior of your garage should remain relatively dry.

However, even if it seems completely dry, the moisture in the air is what helps mould begin to take hold. It can be quite difficult to completely avoid moist air, especially in the winter months, but there are ways in which you can reduce the presence of a huge amount of moist air.

Firstly, you need to ensure that you have some form of ventilation in your garage. This will allow the moist air to circulate in and out of the garage, rather than linger long enough to encourage mould growth.

Secondly, you should ensure that you have sufficient insulation installed in your garage. Insulation keeps your garage warm and helps to disperse the moist air quickly and effectively. If you are finding that you are fighting  endlessly with mould, it may be worth looking at the insulation that you have installed and finding a more suitable option.

Keep It Light

Mould really hates sunlight, so the lighter that you can keep your garage the better. However, it’s not always appropriate or feasible to leave your garage door open during the day.

This is why it is important to think about how much natural light your garage is letting in. Try to keep all windows unobstructed and install an adequate lighting system to help you combat mould taking hold.

Remove Any Mould You Find

If you are unlucky and do manage to spot some mould taking refuge in your garage, then it’s not the end of the world. It is much easier to rid yourself of a smaller area of mould than a larger infestation which has taken over most of your garage area.

Doing regular checks for mould can help you identify any problem areas and deal with them sooner rather than later. Make it part of your daily or weekly routine to have a check of your garage to spot any new mould growth.

Keeping on top of the conditions of your garage is an easy and effective way to keep mould at bay. Believe it or not, simply updating your old, worn down garage door can do wonders for helping you combat any mould infestations. If you would like help finding a more appropriate garage door, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Ace Garage Doors.

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