Householders are being urged to be careful with heated airers in a new alert over the hazards of damp and mould.
As temperatures drop, many will be drying their clothes indoors and on airers. But if not done properly, this can cause mildew to take hold in your home which can pose several health risks including respiratory problems, allergies and asthma.
Interior experts have shared seven useful tips for safely drying clothes indoors. These include giving laundry an extra spin and using well-ventilated rooms rather than small cramped spaces. Householders are also advised to steer clear of using radiators and heated airers to dry clothes as this can release moisture into the air.
Ben Slater from Online-Bedrooms said: “In the winter there’s less opportunity to hang the clothes outside to dry and a lot of people are sceptical about using their tumble dryers and racking up the energy bill. This means people will be using drying racks to hang their clothes, which is perfectly fine. However, if done incorrectly you could cause some damage to your home by…