If you open up your cat house one day to see damp or even soaked, don't panic!
Our products normally sit in the garden all year round, getting hammered by the rain, wind, sleet, snow and sunlight.
Imagine the state of an expensive waterproof coat if you hung it outside 24-7 in your garden?
And on top of this, animals live inside them. This is a tall order making sure it can withstand the elements and handle all the heat and moisture your cats generate.
If the wood is soaked through, don't worry! Wood is a natural product and needs to dry out.
After a huge downpour or a prolonged period of wet weather, the house can start to get wet inside. This can be because of several reasons.
- Cats that have been caught in the rain dart into the Cat House for shelter and bring in water from the outside on their fur.
- Constant rain on the roof has built up and soaked through.
- Towles or beds inside the house can soak up water and stay damp
- Higher then the normal wind has blown the cat door open, and rain has been blown in through it.
- Siting the Cat House in a damp area of the garden or house keeps the humidity around the cat house high and prevent it from drying out after rainfalls.
2 easy steps to sort out a soaked through or damp with mould Cat House
1. Remove everything out of the cat house.
Sometimes a cat blanket inside the house is the course for the build-up of dampness or mould. Remove any blankets or towels, wash or hang out to dry.
Having more than one blanket and swapping them out every week is a good idea. Good for keeping things and keeping your cats compy.
2. Give your house a good drying out.
With the roof open-angle the cat house so that the sun is shining inside, this will speed up drying time, and the UV light can even help kill bacteria.
Once the cat house is arid, you can put any bedding back into the house and give the house back to your cat.
A number of us here at H&R use this technique on out Cat Houses and other products with great success.
We would recommend that you check the inside of the Cat House every week to make sure everything is ok and clean it every month to keep your cat house in tip-top condition.