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How To Get Rid Of Black Mould

Black mould is a common problem in homes, and if it’s not dealt with properly, it can become a big issue. If you only have a small amount of mould, you can try using a cleaning product and opening the windows to reduce condensation. However, if the problem is more persistent, you might need professional help such as specialist cleaning or installing mechanical ventilation units. This will stop the mould from coming back.

Black mould can be a big nuisance, but if you take the right steps, you can get rid of it for good.

The Dangers of Black Mould and How to Prevent It

Black mould is a type of fungi that can grow in damp, dark places. It’s often found in homes, particularly in the bathroom or basement where there is high humidity. Although black mould is not usually harmful to healthy adults, it can cause health problems for young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. In severe cases, black mould exposure can lead to respiratory problems, skin infections, and even death.

Black Mould around skirting boards

How To Identify Black Mould

Black mould has a very distinctive appearance, often appearing as a dark green or black slimy substance on walls. When active and germinating it may be seen to have an unpleasant damp earthy smell but this can also occur in an inactive form where there is no visible growth yet – you might notice signs though! For example, you might see evidence that points towards something lurking behind your wall surface such as cavities filled with fluffy white mycelium (a sort of underground network) which could indicate Antonopsoria mould species; these structures typically grow between layers so they’re difficult to spot without careful observation. 

In addition, you might also notice indications of discolouration on walls or see patchy areas where the colour is different from surrounding surfaces; this could be a sign of either staining or actual growth which will require further investigation. Finally, if you have a damp smell that won’t go away and no obvious source for the moisture, then it could be a sign of black mould growth.

Black Mould appearing near window frame

Preventing Black Mould from Forming

The best way to deal with black mould is to prevent it from forming in the first place.

Here are some tips:

Ventilation

Keep your home well-ventilated, especially in damp areas like the bathroom and basement. Use an exhaust fan when showering or cooking, and open a window to let fresh air in.

Mend Those Leaks

Repair any leaks right away. A small leak can quickly turn into a big problem if mould starts to grow.

Keep Surfaces Dry

Clean up any spills or puddles of water immediately. Don’t forget to dry off wet areas completely.

Consider A Dehumidifier

Use a dehumidifier in damp areas of your home. This will help reduce the moisture that mould needs to grow.

Dehumidifier used in damp areas to prevent Black Mould
Condensation build-up on windows causing mould
Ventilation Installed to help combat damp spaces

DIY Black Mould Removal Solutions

If the affected area is small (less than 10 square feet), you may be able to treat it yourself with a household cleaner or bleach solution. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and ventilate the area well while you’re working. You should also wear gloves and a mask to avoid breathing in spores. Once the black mould has been removed, seal the area with paint or caulk to prevent it from coming back. 

Professional Black Mould Removal Services

For larger areas of black mould growth, or if you have health concerns, it’s best to call in a professional black mould removal company. These companies have the training and experience needed to safely and effectively remove mould from your home while following all government regulations. They will also be able to advise you on how to prevent future mould growth, including condensation control solutions. These condensation control solutions may include increasing ventilation in the property, using a dehumidifier or air conditioning unit, and making changes to your home’s insulation. Proper condensation management can not only help to prevent mould growth but also increase comfort levels within your home. Investing in condensation control solutions now is essential to ensure your family’s health and wellbeing in the future.

Mould growth can be a serious problem in your home, but it doesn’t have to be! By taking some simple precautions, you can prevent black mould from taking hold in your house. And if you do find yourself dealing with a mould problem, don’t hesitate to call in a professional for help.

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Steps to remove Black Mould

Black mould removal can be a simple process, often only requiring the use of a cleaning product. However, black mould can also be difficult to remove and may require professional treatment. 

The first step in black mould removal is to identify the source of the problem. Common causes of black mould include condensation and leaks. Once the source of the problem has been identified, it is important to take steps to reduce moisture levels in the affected area. This can be done by increasing ventilation or using a dehumidifier. 

In some cases, black mould may also require specialist cleaning. This is typically done by a professional who will use high-powered equipment to remove the mould. In addition, they may also recommend the installation of ventilation units to help prevent black mould from returning in the future.

A layer of dust on the ventilation grate.Dust is wiped with a sponge

Experienced Black Mould Removal Specialists

If you’ve been struggling to get rid of black mould, it’s time to call in the professionals. Our team of experts will be able to assess the situation and provide you with long-term solutions that will finally get rid of the mould for good. We know how frustrating and difficult it can be to deal with black mould, so let us help you put an end to this problem once and for all. Contact us today to book your survey.

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