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TIP: remove mould

Remove mould. Consider sanding down mould and removing it with either bleach or anti-mould foam.

TIP: anti-condensation paint

Anti-condensation paint. Consider painting anti-condensation (e.g. DryZone by Safeguard on Amazon 5L £53.70) or anti-mould paint onto walls vulnerable to condensation or mould (top coat only).

FACT: mould is inhibited by nitrates

Mould is inhibited by nitrates. Nitrates are used in foods to prolong the shelf lives of meats and prepared foods. The presence of mould in a wall exlcudes, or elminates risng damp as the root cause, as groundwater, the source of wateer in rising damp, is rich in nitrates as it passes through the soil.