AFTER CARE & TIPS FOR YOUR SHED.
Chart Fencing strongly recommend all sheds require waterproofing. This would be a self application once your shed is installed .We recommend two coats of a wax enriched water repellent product.
Damp inside a shed.
Moisture, caused by damp, wet conditions can get trapped inside sheds, especially if they are not used often. If the outside temperature drops, any moisture inside the shed will cause condensation on the inside of the shed panels, roof, floor and possibly other items stored in the shed. Failing to ventilate the shed whilst timbers are drying out can cause mould to occur.
Keep the air moving. We have manufactured sheds with a small air gap between the roof and the side panels this will help to circulate air to help stop moisture building up. Even opening the door and windows every few days will help keep moisture levels down.
Moving and replacing the air in your shed stops damp building up.
Ventilation in warm weather by opening the window.
In cold weather the opening of windows will draw in the damp air and cause mould to form.
Here are some things you can do in order to ensure a moisture-resistant and mould-free shed.
Vinegar is a mild acid which can kill 82% of mould species. (Baking soda is often used along with vinegar for killing different species of mould). To kill mould: Use white distilled vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle without watering it down. Spray the vinegar onto the mouldy surface and leave it to sit for an hour.
Bleach also kills mould if it comes into contact with it. The spores and allergens from mould are neutralised as well. Bleach will kill mould growing on non-porous surfaces like glass, tiles, bathtubs and counter tops. However bleach cannot completely kill mould growing in non-porous materials like wood.
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