Mould attack - HELP!


Hello all, I need some mould advice. I have a north facing kitchen with a twenty + year old chipboard units in it. The walls are solid brick, and the floor is tiled but probably without a DPC. The problem is mould - it just grows in all the lower units. I guess a lot of the problem is condensation, as the mould is worst in areas of greater exterior wall area. The outside render is new, and as far as I can tell, the inner walls are in quite good condition with no obvious signs of rising damp - but I could be wrong.
Question is, do you clever folk have any good ideas to limit / inhibit / kill the mould? By now the spores will be in all the wood, so I guess it's difficult. I do intend to gut the whole room in two years time, but for now a stop gap would be helpful.
All ideas and chemical suggestions gratefully received!
Thanks,
Tim.
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Ventilation reduces condensation.
Consider getting a dehumidifier and and an anti-mould spray from the supermarket. Is your render waterproof?
mark
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Thanks Mark - render is w/proof and painted. Inside appears well rendered and plastered - although blackish from mould. Wall cupboards are very much less affected, most not at all.
Room is as well ventilated as possible - we have a good hood over the hob vented directly outside with a good fan. Water vapour from oven / sink etc though is of course direct to the atmosphere. I wonder how effective a dehumidifier would be, as condensation is going to occour pretty much instantly once the oven door etc is opened.
Any recommendations for make of spray?
Tim.
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You might try fitting airbricks in the walls where the problem is.
Rob Graham
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