Many people find mould returns soon after it is removed from their home. This can be caused by many things, such as not dealing with what was specifically causing it, or not cleaning the mould thoroughly enough. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to prevent mould growth in your property.
ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers prompt, thorough mould removal services. Its mould experts are accredited by Dewpoint Professional and available nationwide, 24/7, 365 days a year. They can be on site in a matter of hours if it is an emergency.
Continue reading to find out the best ways to prevent mould growth.
Keep humidity levels below 50% all day
Mould grows in environments that contain excess moisture, such as properties with lots of humid air. You can use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to quickly lower the humidity level and maintain it.
Install exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen
These two rooms are the most vulnerable to mould growth due to the steamy conditions produced when washing and cooking. Exhaust fans that vent outside can get rid of this steam and humid air. You should ensure your clothes dryer vents outside, too.
Inspect your home regularly for leaks
As soon as you spot one, bring in a professional immediately to fix the issue and dry out the affected area. Mould can start growing within 24-48 hours, so a quick response is essential to prevent it. You should also clean up your home immediately after a flood to reduce the chances of mould growth.
Use anti-mould paint
Anti-mould paint contains biocides that kill mould growth, and some even contain technology that prevents moisture from gathering on the surface. It is recommended you use it in rooms that are prone to mould growth, like the bathroom and kitchen.
Don’t dry clothes indoors
The moisture that evaporates off of them can settle on the walls and ceilings in a property, and make the air very humid. Instead, hang them on a washing line outside or use a tumble dryer. Otherwise, make sure you keep your home well-ventilated while they dry.
Ventilate your home
Open windows regularly to get rid of humid air and bring in fresh air. This may be difficult during the colder months, so try to keep them open for a few minutes several times a day, or install vents in your windows.
You should also open all the windows and the doors at the same time to help improve air circulation in your home and get rid of pockets of humid air.
ICE Cleaning’s mould specialists can not only remove the mould from your home, but identify the specific cause and advise on how best to prevent it returning in the future, as well.
Each mould remediation comes with a lifetime guarantee*, as well, so if it comes back, they will remove it for free.
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