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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Removing mould and general tips

What you can do to get rid of mould in your home.

When you're removing mould, protect yourself by wearing goggles, long rubber gloves and a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Open the windows, but keep doors closed to prevent fungus spreading to other areas of the house.

Have a plastic bag ready to take away any soft furnishings, clothes and soft toys that are mouldy. Soft furnishings should be shampooed and clothes professionally dry cleaned.

Use an anti-mould spray that you can buy in most supermarkets and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Be careful not to brush mould, as this can release spores.

General tips

Ensure your property has adequate heating to improve the internal temperature of surfaces in the house and reduce the likelihood of condensation.

Make sure your home is energy efficient by considering insulated walls and double-glazed windows.

Open windows when weather outside is warmer to improve the ventilation in the room.

Check the windows for sealant damage that will allow rain to seep into your home.

Check the exterior for any damage to the property, such as cracks, that could be letting water in.