Mould growth is a common problem that can affect the cleanliness and appearance of windows, particularly those made of aluminium or uPVC – but it doesn’t mean that replacement is necessary. Window and door repairs can solve the problem quickly and cheaply, but there are also some easy steps you can take to prevent mould growth from becoming endemic.
Mould not only looks unsightly but can also pose health risks to residents, including breathing difficulties – detrimental to those with asthma – and allergic reactions. Fortunately, simple preventive measures will help to keep your windows mould-free and maintain a healthy living environment:
1. Keep Windows Clean
Keeping windows clean is one of the simplest but most effective ways to prevent mould growth. Dirt and grime provide a breeding ground for mould spores, so regular cleaning with a mild detergent and a soft cloth will remove any organic matter that encourages mould growth. Pay particular attention to corners, crevices, and seals where mould can easily accumulate and is harder to wipe off.
2. Provide Adequate Ventilation
Proper ventilation is crucial to mould from forming on aluminium and UPVC windows. Mould thrives in damp, stagnant air, so adequate airflow allows moisture-heavy air to escape before condensation can form. Opening windows to let fresh air in and using extractor fans in vulnerable rooms, such as bathrooms and kitchens, can improve air circulation and reduce humidity.
3. Ensure Windows Are Insulated
The quality of window insulation plays a significant role in preventing mould formation. Improperly insulated windows can cause condensation on both aluminium and uPVC window frames, which creates the moisture that mould needs to thrive. Check for any gaps, cracks, or leaks around the window frames, as these can contribute to condensation issues. Sealing any gaps or drafts will help to improve insulation and reduce the likelihood of condensation forming.
4. Arrange Professional Window Inspection And Maintenance
Regular inspection of your windows will enable problems to be spotted and addressed at an early stage. As a property manager, you can be vigilant for obvious signs of a problem, such as condensation on frames or inside the glass, or damage to seals. However, a professional window and door specialist will be able to assess the fixture in more detail and has the knowledge and skills to undertake quick and easy repairs before more serious complications arise.
Arrange Professional Maintenance And Repair For Your Windows
Window maintenance and repair is the most effective and cost-efficient way to prevent mould from growing in your properties. To find out more about our window maintenance services, please contact Mila Maintenance today.
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