Washing Machine with Dryer for Damp Prone House ?

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    Washing Machine with Dryer for Damp Prone House ?

    I have an End Terrace House which I rent out. It has been rented out for nearly 2 years and the tenants have been complaining about Black Mould and damp.
    I have been a couple of times and with the Cilit Bang Black Mould Remover taken the mould off which returned the walls to the original painted condition, but the condensation remained.
    I was in the house for 6 months before I rented it out and there was no sign of Mould or Condensation.
    Mind you I did not use a Washing Machine. After talking to a neighbour it appears the previous owner also did not have a washing machine and used the Laundrette at the end of the street.
    Although when these tenants leave shortly I am having a de-humidistat extractor fitted in the bathroom,
    I wondered if I bought a New Washing Machine which has a dryer which presumably vents to the outside, that would be one way of making sure that any damp warm air created by the Washing Machine is pushed outside and not retained in the house to add to any existing damp.
    For £400 is this worth a try,
    Any answers/suggestions gratefully received.

    #2
    Get one that has a condenser.

    All windows got trickle vents?
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      Yeah, of course.

      I bet your new tenants are too tight to use it though. Mine are.

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        #4
        Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
        Get one that has a condenser.

        All windows got trickle vents?
        No trickle vents. They appear to be unable to open the windows. The only time they open the windows is when the letting agent is going round.

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          #5
          Is there room on the window frame to fit trickle vents? Amazon have many different sizes. Presumably a series of 12mm holes would be adequate. I confiscate the internal shutters on mine. Also I fit the internal vent with the opening at the top, so that tenant cannot see the lack of a shutter.

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            #6
            Just commenting on one bit -- I used a humidity detecting fan vent (which you mention) and would not do so again. Rather pick one that always goes on when the light is on and for 10 minutes afterwards (and can be turned on manually in addition to that). The humidity ones, they just turn down the sensor so it never goes on. The light one, at least you can be sure it will go on sometimes.

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              #7
              Washing machines with drying facilities do not need venting. The problem with them is the majority can only dry half loads. I supply condensing stand alone tumble driers where there is room because they are generally more efficient because they take full loads.

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                #8
                Far cheaper, is to get a standard washing machine, and clothes hanging rail and a dehumidifier, the dehumidifier would be easier to replace then calling out a washing machine engineer to fix it. I'm sure any solution you adopt, the T most likely wont do or use, for example if they don't open trickle vents they aren't doing to turn on a dehumidifier.

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