No one invited unwanted mould into your home, but it invited itself in any way. Ugly looking mould will indeed grow a lot faster than you would think, and practically in nearly every area of your home if it’s given the ideal conditions.
And, as the old maxim clearly states “an ounce of prevention is worth of a pound of cure,” and isn’t that the sweet truth? You can make it harder for mould to begin, and can hugely cut back on the amount there is in your lovely home, if after finding it, dealing with it sooner than later.
Words of Caution
- Don’t let mould in to begin, as it will then spread spores around the home, which may then result in a home mould nightmare!
- Try examining all areas for any signs of mould and mildew in any possible new home, you will soon be moving to, because it is hard to deal with once it’s got a foothold.
- If there’s too much of it, or you just don’t have the time to deal with it, simply consult with Edinburgh property maintenance specialists, and let the pros sort it out with expertise.
None Shall Pass!
- One of the best ways to put a halt to mould is ensuring that your home is kept clean and dry.
- Mould loves dampish, warm surroundings, so if there happens to be any liquid or food spills, quickly clean it up, and give mould nothing to feed upon
- Try taking steps to make a reduction of humidity in your home by way of a dehumidifier, which will dry the air.
- The proper type of ventilation is important, and you should invest in a fan or two to help in circulating the air.
Matters of Removal
- To get rid of any mould on walls and bathroom fixtures, you are going to have to be somewhat aggressive.
- Mix bleach and water or use a commercial mould removal product and wash down the area, and ensure that the area is well aired.
- Remember to never paint over mould, thinking that will deal with it, because actually it will continue to grow underneath, and then be even more difficult harder to sort out.
- On carpets, try using a vacuum cleaner to suck up as much of the mould as possible, and then wipe the cleaner down and leave it outside in sunlight afterward.
- Then, make good use of a cloth which is soaked in a bleach water mixture and blot over the mouldy space. (Do a spot test first on a hidden area)
- Afterwards, use a dry cloth to soak up as much of the moisture as possible from the affected area, and then use a fan to help dry it faster.
- Any floors which are wood, linoleum, stone, or tile, should be thoroughly mopped so as to help eradicate mould.
And make mould something which you will never have to deal with again and no more open invites!