How To Get Rid Of Mould On Walls Permanently

Wednesday 30th August 2023

Joanna Grimbley-Smith

No comments, yet!

Black mould on a white wall CONTENTS

 

Mould is serious problem that does not just affect the aesthetic of your wallpapered and painted walls, it can also put people's health at risk. You must have it removed by professionals as soon as you first spot it. 

Here at ICE Cleaning, we offer quick and effective mould removal services. Our technicians are accredited by Dewpoint Professional and can eliminate all traces of the mould from your home. They are available across the UK, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Keep reading to find out why mould is growing on your walls and how to prevent it in the future. 

What causes mould on walls?

Mould grows in environments that contain excess moisture. It is usually caused on walls by condensation which forms when warm, humid air comes in contact with cold surfaces. But there are plenty of other reasons why mould could appear on your walls:

  • There is penetrating and rising damp in your property
  • Your home is poorly ventilated so humid air gets trapped
  • Lots of steam is produced when you wash or cook, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens
  • You are drying your clothes indoors
  • There is a leak in your property, such as from a pipe, a crack in the roof, or broken guttering

What are the dangers of mould?

Mould can cause a range of health problems. Mould produces irritants and allergens which can trigger an allergic reaction. You may suffer from symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and a runny nose. 

Black mould on walls can be particularly harmful as it can also release harmful toxins into their surroundings. They may cause more serious health problems, like respiratory issues including asthma attacks or chronic bronchitis. Some groups are more vulnerable to exposure:

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People with respiratory problems
  • People with skin problems
  • Elderly people 
  • Very young children

It's crucial you take immediate steps towards removing any mould from your home to keep yourself and others safe.

Mould can cause damage to your property and possessions, too. It consumes organic material, like fabrics, building materials, and wooden furniture and could even lead to structural destruction, like damaging floorboards, which could make your property unsafe. 

As mould grows fastest on plaster and drywall, your walls are especially vulnerable to mould.

How to get rid of mould on walls

There may be lots of mould killers on the shelves and mould cleaning hacks online, but you should always bring in mould remediation professionals. 

Firstly, mould is very dangerous to clean as you will need to come in close contact with the harmful mould spores. You could touch or inhale them during the removal process. 

Your removal method may also not be that effective. Bleach, for example, tends to just get rid of the mould stains and cannot remove all the fungus. Any left behind will quickly grow back. 

Specialist cleaners, on the other hand, have the cleaning tools and personal protective equipment to remove all the mould safely. They will be able to identify hidden areas where mould grows, like behind wallpaper, within wall cavities, or beneath carpets, too.

They will even know how to treat delicate surfaces, like how to remove mould from walls without damaging paint. 

Professionals can diagnose the root cause of your mould problem, as well, such as dampness and inadequate ventilation. By addressing these fundamental issues, they can give you peace of mind that your home stays mould-free permanently. 

How to stop mould on walls

There are lots of ways to prevent mould growth in your home. You should start by making sure your home is well-ventilated. Regularly open windows to invite fresh air into your home and reduce indoor moisture levels. 

Install extraction fans within high-humidity zones, such as kitchens or bathrooms, too, to decrease condensation.

Dehumidifiers serve as an efficient tool against excessive indoor humidity, as well. These devices operate by drawing moisture in the air inside and releasing drier air back into the room. This can reduce the likelihood of condensation build-up on walls considerably. Here are some other things you can do to prevent mould on walls:

  • Make sure you dry clothes outdoors 
  • Remove condensation from windows by regularly wiping them down
  • Consider applying anti-mould paint onto surfaces prone to damp conditions or areas previously infested with mould

Contact us today

With every mould remediation service we offer a lifetime guarantee* so if the mould returns, our mould experts will promptly remove it. In an emergency, our technicians can be on site within a matter of hours.

Get in touch with our team on 0208 066 0360 or at enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk to book our technicians for mould removal.  

*subject to advisories

Comment
Reilly Peters

Reilly Peters

Business Development Manager

Add to contacts

Speak with me today,
I’m here to help

By asking you a few questions either via phone or email I can immediately provide a realistic estimation of the cost.

You’re in good company. We’ve cleaned for the following commercial clients… View all

Customer reviews

Our happy customers have rated our service as
4.9 on Google.

View All Reviews

Sue Sullivan

Star Star Star Star Star

6 months ago

Ice did a brilliant job and I would highly recommend them. Reilly in the office booked everything in and was most helpful, and then Harry came and…

Read more

Posted on Google

John Hatswell

Star Star Star Star Star

7 months ago

We had a pressing need to address concerns regarding a clean up of a Trauma site. Ice Services and Zoe were responsive, informative and professional.…

Read more

Posted on Google

Eddie Mack

Star Star Star Star Star

8 months ago

I’ve used ICE Cleaning a few times and the service has been absolutely terrific. Paul Gimenez was incredibly helpful and dealt with everything…

Read more

Posted on Google

Martha Sparkes

Star Star Star Star Star

8 months ago

Power cleaned my external brick walls and look very good. They were punctual, hard working and respectful. I would recommend them with no hesitation.

Read more

Posted on Google

Simon Nicholson

Star Star Star Star Star

9 months ago

Booked ICE Cleaning at short notice to help with the clean-up of our outdoor Event Site in Central London. Whilst they were unable to assist with our…

Read more

Posted on Google

Kim Barnes

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

From start to finish, booking in with Jess in the office to Mark and Lee turning up for app 5-star service from start to finish..Quick turnaround…

Read more

Posted on Google

Mark Treasure

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

We recently used ICE Cleaning to assist with the cleaning of communal areas and flats following a fire in a service riser. I initially spoke with…

Read more

Posted on Google

Martin Haw

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

Very prompt, polite and professional service

Read more

Posted on Google

George C

Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

Very professional and the sales team are very helpful and easy to deal with. The job was carried out quickly and professionally and the site team…

Read more

Posted on Google

Derik Matheus

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

ICE Cleaning is a great company to work with! They have been cleaning our office for two years, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team.

Read more

Posted on Google

Dannil Sourez

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

ICE Cleaning Solutions is a serious and responsible company that takes pride in their work.

Read more

Posted on Google

Sam Hart

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

Very impressed with ICE cleaning, really efficient and had good service. Dealt with my mould issue in my gym really well and couldn’t be…

Read more

Posted on Google

Luke Stockwell

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

We used ICE Cleaning at BT Sport for a Cage Warriors event in our studios. In previous years this event had caused multiple problems due to the risk…

Read more

Posted on Google

Danielle Baycanli

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

ICE cleaning cleaned the floors and carpets of our school to a very high standard. The team was friendly and efficient and we were very happy with…

Read more

Posted on Google

Emma Bryan

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

ICE cleaning completed a commercial clean for us. They were very professional, prompt, responsive and they event went back the next day to finish…

Read more

Posted on Google

Stuart Goodson

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

Zoe as the first point of contact was extremely helpful and efficient. The decontamination of toxic mercury from my mother’s garage was…

Read more

Posted on Google

Nick Barringer

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

I was dealt with very professionally from first contact through to completion. The people are pleasant and knowledgeable, the work was carried out…

Read more

Posted on Google

Jason Etherington

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

Fantastic service, the technician was very understanding and talked us through the process and was happy to answer any questions. Work was completed…

Read more

Posted on Google

Alison Bailey

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

On calling ICE following a spillage, I first came into contact with Zoe. At all times Zoe was courteous, calm and professional. I asked her to call…

Read more

Posted on Google

Elisabeth Underdown

Star Star Star Star Star

1 year ago

We came back from holiday to see a massive mould problem in 2 of our rooms. We checked around but found this company to be best priced, most…

Read more

Posted on Google
Why choose us

Why choose us?

  • Cater to a wide variety of cleaning situations
  • Nationwide coverage, available 24/7
  • Cater to commercial and domestic clients
  • Free survey provided prior to quotation 
  • Emergency response team
  • Offer a bespoke service designed to suit all your needs 
  • All technicians hold professional health and safety qualifications, including BICSc, IOSH, Dewpoint Professional & Safe Contractor 

We’re fully accredited

We place best practise, professional expertise and health and safety at the core of our business. We’re fully compliant with all legal obligations. You can view a list of our accreditations below, or visit our Health & Safety page for more information.

CSCS
BICSc
IOSH
SafeContractor
Dewpoint® Professional Corporate Membership
IPAF
NACSC
0208 066 0360Open 24/7
Close

We use cookies

If you continue without changing your settings we'll assume you're happy to receive our cookies.
If you'd like to change this just update your browser settings. Find out more.

Okay. I got it.