Mould usually appear because of high moisture levels in areas prone to condensation such as bathrooms or kitchens but also in colder rooms such as bedrooms where the moist air from kitchens and bathrooms migrates and re-condenses on cold surfaces. However it can also be an indication of rising or penetrating damp.
It’s essential to identify the type of damp that causes mould to treat it effectively. It can be hazardous to health and imposes a wide range of health risks, especially for children, the elderly people and those with skin conditions or respiratory problems.Follow these five simple steps to remove mould:
- Use a specialist mould cleaning spray to remove the mould. Follow the instructions for use as per the packaging.
- Clean mould using a disposable cloth. Keep the doors of the room you are cleaning shut as the spores from the mould will become airborne when cleaning.
- Repeat this in all the rooms affected, throwing away the cloth each time helps prevent further spreading.
- Repeat the above three times, once every two weeks unless the mould cleaner instruction recommends otherwise
- Keep the property adequately heated and ventilated.