Home Bargains shoppers rush to buy 99p gadget that helps to prevent mould and condensation in your home | The Sun
SHOPPERS are rushing to buy a 99p gadget that fights condensation and mould in your home.
Home Bargains shoppers spotted the bargain and shared it on HotUKDeals.
Condensation and mould can become a problem when homes grow colder during the winter.
It's a nightmare to deal with and can often cause problems with your health if left unseen to.
However, many like to use damp traps to soak up condensation in the air – which work by hanging them up in your wardrobe or cupboard and letting sit.
They usually cost a few pounds on average, but shoppers have found the perfect one for just 99p.
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One shopper said: "Dehumidifier packages are cheap and very useful.
"Plus, there are no electricity uses and it is environmentally friendly. Hence, you can use it whenever you want."
The Sun couldn't find the damp tramp when we looked online, so you may need to visit your local Home Bargains to see if you can find the deal.
If you're looking to visit in store, you might want to call up first in case they don't have any – stock might be subject to availability.
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You can also find your nearest Poundland when you search its store locator on Google.
But make sure to shop around elsewhere as well in case there's a better deal on offer at another store.
You can use tools like Google Shopping to compare prices or download the Latest Deals app to search items and find where they're cheaper.
For example, you can also find damp traps at B&M, but they cost a little bit more at £1.49.
You can also find different types of moisture absorbers at Wilko – the ones we found online are a little dearer at £5, though.
More tips to treat mould and condensation
We tested out some top hacks for tackling mould to see how effective they are.
Dehumidifiers are a good idea to keep by windows to prevent condensation from collecting – shoppers have even spotted one that costs £50 from Argos.
And they don't cost much to run either – according to experts at Uswitch, dehumidifiers normally use 185W – so they usually cost about 6p an hour to run.
There's also the trick of placing salt in a bowl and hoping it catches mould – our reporter Harriet Cooke said it worked quite well.
And, costing at £1.70 for 500g from Tesco, salt isn't too expensive to buy either.
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You can read a full list of mould prevention hacks and our verdict in our test here.
Here, we speak to a property expert to find out the best ways to get rid of mould in your property.
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