Will Mould Ever Go Away?

WIll Mould Ever Go Away

Will Mould Ever Go Away?

At I-sells  we recognise the discomfort, destruction and danger that can be caused by inadequate ventilation, along with environments that are not properly maintained, and that can become susceptible to mould.

Mould can and will spread if left unattended, but it can be dealt with in a variety of ways, in this blog, we will be discussing “‘Will mould ever go away?”

Mould is known for its resilience, however, this is to our detriment, as mould can be a precursor or an agitator of many health issues including respiratory problems. Firstly, let us tell you a bit about mould itself.

What is mould?

WIll Mould Ever Go Away
WIll Mould Ever Go Away

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.

Mould can severely affect your immune and respiratory system, as the spores are easily breathable and not obvious to see through the human eye.

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 damp is caused by improper ventilation. To assess your options, click here.

If you’re a tenant and not sure about your rights when it comes to mould in a home you are renting, check out our blog for the answers you need.

At I-Sells, aside from superior ventilation to deal with the cause of mould, (Condensation) we also sell mould-control paints and cleaners which will remove and/or prevent mould from growing in your home as long as adequate care is taken.

What causes mould?

Mould in your home generally occurs as a result of condensation.

Condensation occurs when heat and moisture in the air are confined to a certain area, as this heat tries and fails to escape, droplets of water are created on cold surfaces. A good way to think about this is having a hot shower on a cold day and not opening your window.

The reason condensation creates mould is that a damp and humid environment is the optimum condition for mould to grow. In regards to windows, it is a big problem if there is mould on your windows (it can usually be found in the corners of the windowpane or the walls connected to the window).

The true danger of mould is that its particles can travel through the air without us seeing it, incidentally, this means opening a window with mould on it runs the risk of that mould being blown inside your room alongside the fresh air.

That being said, condensation is not the only cause of mould, it can occur from leaks in the structure of a building too. Aside from this, mould can develop from out-of-date food, which spreads to other food that is left near it.

Will mould ever go away?

WIll Mould Ever Go Away
WIll Mould Ever Go Away

Mould is a living organism, built to be resilient and resistant to nature, so the short answer is no, it won’t go away on its own accord, its highly unlikely it would even become ‘extinct’.

However, when it comes to your home, there are many ways you can make it go away, and with proper maintenance, you can make it stay away.

Can Mould go away permanently?

Yes, but there is a three (and even four) tiered approach to this.

  • Firstly you must treat it at its cause, and understand why it is there. is there a leak? Etc.
  • Secondly, you treat it, below is a brief step-by-step of treating mould with white vinegar.

What you will need:

  • White vinegar
  • An Empty spray bottle x2
  • Baking Soda
  • Scrub pad or brush
  • Mask, gloves, goggles.
  1. Apply your safety equipment before commencing
  2. 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.
  3. Add a teaspoon of baking soda and two cups of water in your spare spray bottle, shake thoroughly. This is your baking soda scrub.
  4. Spray the scrub directly onto the mould just as you did with the vinegar, then scrub the area, the baking soda helps to remove any stains caused by the mould. Rinse the area with warm water after the scrub.
  5. Spray the area once more with your vinegar or baking soda solution, (either is fine) then leave the area to air-dry.
  • Thirdly, you’ll need to commit to a ventilation routine, opening the windows for 20-30 minutes daily can help.
  • And lastly, what is the current level of ventilation you have in your home? How old are your extractor fans & HVAC system? These items can significantly reduce the harmful environment in that mould can develop.

How to prevent mould and mildew throughout the house

At I-Sells, we are here to help you combat the scourge of mould with the solutions that we offer, here are some options available in our mould control section.

Note: Any instance of cleaning or dealing with mould, one should at the very least, wear a mask and gloves.

Kair Anti Mould Paint 1 Litre White

&

Kair Anti Mould Paint 1 Litre Magnolia

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.

The unsurpassed performance is achieved by combining modern paint technology with highly advanced, proven biocides. The anti-mould biocide is combined throughout the paint film, which is formulated to impart toughness, elasticity, water resistance and durability to the finish. 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.

Kair Anti-Mould Additive For Emulsion & Gloss Paint – 50ml

Maybe you don’t want white or magnolia, we have got you covered if that’s the case. 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
  • Coatings

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 above and mix thoroughly.

Want to secure your home from mould? We offer the Kair Mould Control Pack, a bundle with the previously mentioned surface cleaner, and two 50ml anti-mould additives, saving you 15% more than if you were to buy individually.

It is our responsibility to clarify that even though these products will help you get rid of mould, it will still come back if you neglect the maintenance needed to have a mould-free environment. Below are our tips for maintaining a mould-free environment.

Helping you to remove mould

WIll Mould Ever Go Away
WIll Mould Ever Go Away

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 helped you by answering the question “Will mould ever go away?”

We understand you may have more questions, Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information with regard to whatever you may need our help with. If you’d like to send us an email, click here. For other contact options, see below:

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United Kingdom

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