What Kills Wall Mould?
Regardless of where mould shows up, it must be removed, having it linger in your home or building can lead to long-term problems for both yourself and the building.
In this blog, we will be answering the question ‘What kills wall mould?’
To prevent mould, fresh air should constantly be introduced into your dwelling daily, as it helps to regulate temperature and reduce condensation. Introducing fresh air can be as simple as having a ventilation routine, or installing extractors or PIV systems. Almost all of this is facilitated by ducting.
I-Sells is here to provide the answers you need whilst also supplying you with all the information you need to combat mould and have a well-ventilated home.
What is Mould and is it dangerous?
Mould, otherwise known as damp, is a fungus that grows on wet surfaces. Mould comes in a variety of colours: Black, Green, Brown, Grey and White. It can be difficult to identify mould by colour as it can occur in many shades. Some of the most common mould strains in the home are:
- Black Mould – Also called Stachybotrys chartarum, Black mould is commonly found in bathrooms and wet rooms but can also occur on cold exterior walls in habitable rooms such as the bedroom or living room.
- Cladosporium – Commonly found in bathrooms, under sinks, and around faucets but it can grow on surfaces like carpets, furniture, walls, and floors.
Mould reproduces from tiny spores. The spores float through the air and deposit on the surfaces. Under adequate temperature, moisture, and nutrient conditions, the spores can form new mould colonies.
If you have found mould in your home, you need to assess if this is your landlord’s responsibility (for example it could be from a leaking roof that needs repairing). Or if the dampness is caused by improper ventilation. To assess your options, click here.
Why can mould affect my health?
Mould can severely affect your immune and respiratory system, as the spores are easily breathable and not obvious to see through the human eye. Having a mould allergy will result in you displaying the following symptoms when exposed to mould.
- Dry, scaly skin
- Nasal congestion
- A cough
- Watery eyes
- A weakened immune system
Everyone’s symptoms may vary, but if you’re in an environment with mould and experience these symptoms, try your best to remove the mould as soon as possible.
What kills wall mould?
The mould that appears on the wall can be killed the same way any other mould can be killed, by using our mould control solutions. Alternatively, distilled white vinegar can be an option for those unable to purchase our mould cleaner.
Note: Any instance of cleaning or dealing with mould, one should at the very least, wear a mask and gloves.
Kair Anti Mould Paint is an excellent, premium quality, low odour anti mould coating guaranteed to protect against unsightly and unhygienic black mould even when there is persistent condensation.
You’ll find with this product that it is:
- Easy to use
- Fast Drying
- Low Odour
- Ideal for walls and ceilings
- Long-lasting protection
- Matt Finish
For best results, you should wash mouldy surfaces with Kair Anti Mould Surface Cleanser Concentrate. Specifically designed to clean and treat mould growth areas.
Our unique Anti-Mould paint additive contains a fungicidal additive that allows you to secure anti-mould properties to:
- Emulsion paint
- Eggshell paint
- Tile grout
- Gloss Paint
- Wallpaper paste
This means alongside having anti-mould paint in colours, you can also secure your tiling grout making your shower, kitchen or bathroom anti-mould, alongside your wallpaper.
Simply apply one 50ml bottle to any 2.5L bucket of paint that fits within the parameters mentioned, and mix thoroughly.
Is there a mould-cleaning kit?
Yes, we offer the Kair Mould Control Pack, a bundle with the previously mentioned surface cleaner, and two additional 50ml anti-mould additives, saving you 15% more than if you were to buy individually. This can be vital for those with excessive mould.
Why has the mould come back on my wall?
If you’ve already removed mould from your wall, only to find it has returned this can likely be because of two reasons.
- Leaks within the pipes in your home or building whether this is a small drop of water every few minutes or a steady flow of water, can result in your walls, ceilings and surfaces constantly being damp or wet.
This is the perfect environment for mould to thrive. In this case, mould may be on the inside of the wall too.
- Old wallpaper from previous occupants may have been mouldy already, and has come to the surface, this is why it is good practice to always remove old wallpaper when you move into a new building or home.
Top tips to help prevent mould forming and spreading
There are methods you can introduce to your routine to reduce the likelihood of mould developing.
Although these are not completely full-proof options to prevent mould, the following tips can greatly aid your efforts in maintaining a mould-free environment, and it can be as simple as:
- Open most of your windows for at least 20 minutes each day, and allow air to circulate
- Invest in a hygrometer, which monitors humidity levels wherever it is placed
- Open the window when cooking or having a hot shower, this lets steam escape as opposed to all of it being condensation.
- Wipe and treat surfaces that regularly accumulate condensation
- Purchase a PIV system and/or extractor fans
- Remove, repair and replace areas that always grow mould.
- Dispose of mouldy items immediately. As mould can easily spread from almost any surface
Are there natural ways to fight mould?
Yes, the best natural option is using vinegar. However, you can’t use any type of vinegar, for mould removal you must use distilled white vinegar.
Although this type of vinegar has been known to destroy mould, it must be noted that this method is only effective against 82% of mould species, meaning it isn’t going to work all the time. Here is the steps to take when using vinegar to remove mould.
What you will need:
- Distilled white vinegar
- An empty spray bottle
- Scrub pad or brush
- Mask, gloves, goggles.
- Apply your safety equipment before commencing
- Pour the vinegar into the empty spray bottle, then use the spray bottle on the moulded area, be sure to spray directly onto the mould. After spraying, leave it for an hour minimum.
- After an hour has passed, wipe the area with a disposable rag or cloth
- If unsuccessful, check for leaks, or consider stronger mould removal solutions, such as our mould control range
Where to buy mould solutions
We at I-Sells endeavour to make sure our customers have all the information they need before choosing to invest in our mould solutions. Be sure to visit our blog page to gain knowledge on the wide array of factors and issues surrounding ventilation, mould, condensation, and much more.
We hope to have answered the question ‘What kills wall mould?’’
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