I’m a single mum & spent thousands fixing damp and mould in council home – my kids sleep in the living room

A SCOTS mum says she has shelled out hundreds to attempt to repair dampness and mildew in her residence.

Louise Coyle, from Kilsyth in North Lanarkshire, claims her two youngest kids have been compelled to sleep in the lounge as she worries concerning the affect of the mould.

The mum says she is forced to scrub her walls with bleach


The mum says she is compelled to clean her partitions with bleachCredit score: STV SCotland tonight
The family has spent around £8,000 trying to fix the problem


The household has spent round £8,000 making an attempt to repair the issueCredit score: STV Scotland Tonight
The mum worries about the impact of mould on the kids' health


The mum worries concerning the affect of mould on the children’ well beingCredit score: STV Scotland Tonight

The household advised STV’s Scotland Tonight they’ve spent practically £8,000 making an attempt to rectify the issue, in addition to changing bedding, garments, furnishings and carpets.

Mum Louise says she even scrubs the partitions with bleach on daily basis, however to no avail.

She mentioned: “It’s coming by means of the carpets or flooring, on the beds, mattresses, wardrobes, chest of drawers.

“The dampness seeps by means of so I’m having to peel wallpaper off or repaint it. It doesn’t matter what I do, so I don’t paint, I don’t paper it. And I really feel dangerous as a result of my youngsters are asking ‘mum, can we embellish this?’.

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“I might love to have the ability to do it. I’d like to be selecting wallpaper, and paint, and get a pleasant carpet and rug, however I don’t see the purpose as a result of it’s all getting destroyed.

“I am going to mattress, hardly sleep for worrying, then I’ll get out my mattress, examine and examine, after which I’ll return to mattress, and if I don’t do it, what are my youngsters inhaling?”

North Lanarkshire Council mentioned repairs have been delayed as a result of tenant not permitting contractors entry.

A spokesperson added: “Now we have carried out in depth works over the previous 4 years to attempt to resolve underlying damp points affecting Ms Coyle’s residence.

“Repairs have been delayed on a variety of events because the tenant has not allowed our contractors entry to the property. It’s important tenants enable us entry to finish repairs to keep away from the problem getting worse.

“Following an inspection on January 18, additional restore work has been organized and might be accomplished as a matter of urgency with new cavity wall insulation additionally scheduled to be put in.

“The well being and wellbeing of tenants is our precedence, and we reply to experiences of condensation, damp and mildew points as shortly as doable.”

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If left untreated, mould can pose a threat to weak Scots with present well being issues like eczema or bronchial asthma.

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