Well, it’s Canada, it’s winter, and it’s cold!
Have you noticed condensation along the bottom of your windows? This can create an environment where mould or mildew could grow in your home.
To keep windows free of moisture, and thereby helping to prevent mould from growing, make sure that your HRV (heat recovery ventilation) systems are cleaned, serviced and running effectively.
This is particularly important during the colder months.
If you are living in an older property without a properly installed ventilation system, you should be running your bathroom fans before you start your shower and allowing them to run for at least 15 minutes after your shower is done.
The same applies to your kitchen exhaust fans when cooking. The goal is to remove excess moisture from your home.
If you haven’t already, now is the time to take off the screens on your windows thus allowing better air circulation to help prevent accumulation of condensation or ice build-up on your windows.
Finally, ensure all dryer vents are metal, not plastic.