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Help! Left the bath tap running!
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I was washing some clothes in the bath after our washing machine died, but forgot to turn the tap off and then left to pick up the children from camp. :eek:That was two weeks ago and the house has still not dried out even though we are using three dehumidifiers. Black mould is growing in my shower room and my living room, bedroom, hallway and kitchen have also patches of mould. Does anyone know what would be clever to do next?
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You need to get things bone dry so you can assess the damage.
When we were flooded some yrs ago I found dehumidifiers were not as effective as opening all windows, doors etc. and getting a blast of air going through all areas. You can do that anytime there's someone in the house. Stagnant air makes it more likely mould etc will develop. Keep treating the mouldy areas with mould spray and wipe [otherwise it's too depressing, it stinks and seems to breed ] Keep the dehumidifiers on for areas you cant ventilate and for overnight use. If you add heat while you are dehumidifying it will dry out faster. It's harder to dry out when it's raining outside - so pray for dry weather.
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