DPS publish eight top tips on how to avoid damp and mould

by Property 118

11:22 AM, 23rd November 2015
About 3 years ago

DPS publish eight top tips on how to avoid damp and mould

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DPS publish eight top tips on how to avoid damp and mould

The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) have published their eight top tips for avoiding damp and mould in properties:

  1. Make sure vents remain uncovered and extractor fans are working
  2. Keep windows open when you can to allow good ventilation
  3. Put lids on pans to stop steam escaping
  4. Don’t leave your kettle boiling continuously
  5. Dry clothes outside when possible
  6. Keep the household heating on a low level for longer periods
  7. Wipe windows and windowsills with a dry cloth to remove sitting moisture
  8. Leave internal doors open so air can circulate around the property

DPSTwitter link here >> https://twitter.com/The_DPS/status/665129987519995904



Comments

Chris Harris

17:23 PM, 23rd November 2015
About 3 years ago

Other than keeping extractor fans working it looks to me as if everything else must down to the tenants................in theory 🙂

Alison King

17:31 PM, 23rd November 2015
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Chris Harris" at "23/11/2015 - 17:23":

True. Although I'm surprised "fitting extractor fans in kitchens and bathrooms where appropriate" and "ensuring air-bricks are not obscured" are not on the list.

Chris Harris

17:49 PM, 23rd November 2015
About 3 years ago

Alison

I took "Make sure vents remain uncovered" to cover airbricks

Alison King

17:53 PM, 23rd November 2015
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Chris Harris" at "23/11/2015 - 17:49":

Maybe so 🙂

Christine McCluggage

12:12 PM, 28th November 2015
About 3 years ago

As far as DPS are concerned everything is down to the landlord, even damage caused by Tenant not informing landlord of water leak! I had a full inventory, copy of conversations from tenant , photographic evidence of damage and receipt for repair, all I wanted from deposit was to cover cost to repair damage not whole deposit, which was £247.00 the DPS awarded me £47.00 !! Insulting is an understatement! I will not use DPS again .


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