How To Remove Mould From Fabric Blinds

Friday 6th October 2023

Joanna Grimbley-Smith

No comments, yet!

Mould on a wall next to a blind

CONTENTS

Mould does not just leave behind unsightly stains and a musty smell - it can put people's health at risk and damage your property. If it's growing on your fabric blinds, it is especially tricky to get rid of, too, and can cause them to deteriorate. 

Our professional mould removal services can help restore your property to a safe, clean home. Our Dewpoint-accredited technicians are available nationwide to remove all traces of mould from your home, including mould in the air. We operate 24/7, 365 days a year.

Keep reading to find out why mould is growing on your fabric blinds and how to remove it from them. 

What causes mould on fabric blinds?

Mould grows in damp, dark environments and can easily take root on your fabric blinds if the conditions allow. The main problem is the condensation that tends to accumulate on the windows due to temperature differences between the inside and outside of the home. 

This moisture can seep into your fabric blinds, providing mould with the conditions it needs to grow. Any dirt or dust trapped within the fibres of the fabric can provide mould with the organic material it needs to feed off of. 

Blinds also provide the dark conditions mould spores thrive in. They can only germinate without interruption from UV light which is lethal for them. Mould can grow quickly on porous surfaces, like fabric, too, as the mould can grow deep within its pores. 

Another issue is that blinds trap air around the window, leading to poor air circulation and ventilation which is a major cause of mould growth. 

The dangers of mould

Breathing in, touching, and ingesting mould spores can lead to an array of health problems like allergies, asthma attacks, and respiratory infections. Certain types of mould, like Stachybotrys chartarum generate toxic substances known as mycotoxins, as well, which have been connected to serious health conditions like sick building syndrome

Mould has a voracious appetite for organic materials which could include your fabric blinds, depending on what they are made from. As it feasts on the material, the structure weakens leading to permanent damage or even total ruin. As it can grow so quickly on fabric, it could then spread to other surfaces like the window sill and walls. 

You must have any mould removed from your home as soon as you spot it, but it can be particularly harmful if growing on your blinds. This is because you will need to come close to the mould when you open and close the window, or open and close the blinds.

How to remove mould from fabric blinds

As mould can grow in the pores of fabric blinds, it is especially difficult to remove. Traces of the mould could evade treatment and any left behind will simply grow back. A thorough mould remediation treatment is required using specialist equipment. 

DIY mould removal methods will not cut it. The effectiveness of household products like bleach, baking soda, and vinegar, is questioned when it comes to killing mould, and these cleaners can be too abrasive for gentle surfaces like fabric. Some products, like bleach, can even discolour and damage it. 

Fabric blinds are also very hard to clean. They are often not machine washable, like curtains, and mould can grow in hard-to-reach, high-up areas so getting rid of all traces of it safely is difficult. 

Removing mould from fabric blinds is dangerous, too. To clean the mould you will need to come in close contact with it and are very likely to ingest, touch, or inhale the mould. Scrubbing it can even aggravate the mould, causing it to release spores which you could easily inhale. 

To protect your health and ensure all the mould has been removed from your property, bring in mould remediation professionals. They will be equipped with the specialist equipment and products that gets deep into the fibres of your blind to extract mould spores without damaging the fabric.

How to prevent mould on fabric blinds

Although it is not recommended that you remove mould from your property or possessions yourself, there are lots of ways you can prevent mould growing in your home. Here are some of the most effective things you can do to keep mould at bay:

  • Keep humidity levels in check: Utilise dehumidifiers or air conditioners, especially in the more humid months, to keep the humidity level below 50%. Mould thrives in dampness and this step will starve them of their preferred environment.
  • Open the windows and blinds regularly: Keeping the area well ventilated can get rid of humid air and reduce condensation on your windows. Fresh air can also help dry blinds that have been made damp by condensation. 
  • Regularly clean your blinds: Dusting frequently can remove any dust and dirt which mould feeds off of. As you clean, you might be able to catch the early signs of mould growth, too.

Contact us today

Our fully-trained technicians have many years of experience removing mould from properties and significantly improving the indoor air quality. With every mould remediation service we offer a lifetime guarantee* so if the mould returns we will get rid of it for free. 

Get in touch with our friendly team on 0208 066 0360 or send an email to enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk to find out more about our mould remediation services

*subject to advisories.

Comment
Zoe Dunning

Zoe Dunning

Sales Representative

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

5 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months ago

Very prompt, polite and professional service

Read more

Posted on Google

George C

Star Star Star Star

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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.