A poll of tenanted households, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Safeguard Europe, the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology, has revealed a new North-South divide. Renters living in the South are more likely to encounter damp and mould in their homes than those living in the North.
The poll of 1,154 tenants, conducted earlier this year, found that in London, the East of England and the South East, the highest proportion of tenants reported encountering damp or mould while living in rented accommodation at 63%, 60% and 56% respectively. Meanwhile, fewer tenants had experienced such problems in the East Midlands, the North East and Scotland at 39%, 39% and 40% respectively.
Following decontamination, redecoration of most mould-afflicted properties will be required and Safeguard Europe now offers a choice of products in its Dryzone range to deliver a high-quality decorative finish to stained walls and other surfaces.
Designed to eradicate mould from damp and poorly ventilated properties, Dryzone100 Mould Killer – from Safeguard Europe provides a convenient, water-based, non-abrasive means of tackling this unsightly and unhealthy problem.
Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream from Safeguard Europe has been granted ‘verified’ status by the Energy Saving Trust (EST).