How To Remove Mould From The Ceiling

Thursday 28th September 2023

Joanna Grimbley-Smith

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If you have spotted dark spots, water stains, or peeling paint on your ceiling, you could be facing a mould problem. Mould on your ceiling is especially concerning as it is difficult to reach and remove, and tends to thrive in this area.

Here at ICE Cleaning, we offer quick and thorough mould remediation services across the UK. Our technicians are accredited by Dewpoint Professional and can remove all the mould in your property, including mould in the air. In an emergency, they can be on site within several hours.

Keep reading to find out how to get rid of mould growing on your ceiling.  

What causes mould on the ceiling?

Mould grows in environments that contain sufficient moisture and organic material for it to feed off. The most common causes of mould include:

  • Damp
  • High humidity
  • Poor ventilation
  • Leaks
  • Condensation
  • Flooding

Should you spot any mould on your ceiling, it will have probably been caused by steam or humid air condensing on the ceiling, and leaks in the roof making the area damp.

You can normally find mould on the bathroom ceiling, but it can also be found on the bedroom ceiling. Here it is typically caused by the amount of water vapour we exhale as we sleep which makes the air humid. The mould may have also been caused by growth elsewhere in the property.

Is mould dangerous?

Mould can be harmful to be exposed to. It produces allergens, irritants, and occasionally toxic substances which can cause a range of health problems. When you inhale or touch the mould spores, you could be at risk of an allergic reaction like sneezing, coughing, and skin rashes.

People with asthma and other respiratory conditions, elderly people, and young children are especially vulnerable to mould exposure.

Some types of mould release mycotoxins, too, which can lead to more serious health problems, like Stachybotrys chartarum which is associated with sick building syndrome.

You must have mould removed from your property as soon as you spot it to protect the health of yourself and others, as well as minimise damage to your home. Mould feeds off organic materials such as wood, paint, and building materials so it could eat away at your property and possessions.

How to get rid of mould on the ceiling

It is recommended you leave mould removal to the professionals, particularly if it’s growing in a hard-to-reach area like on the ceiling. Attempting mould remediation is dangerous and will not yield the same results as a professional service.

Firstly, the DIY mould removal methods recommended online, like wiping the surface with bleach or spraying on white vinegar, may fail to kill all the mould. Any left behind will simply grow back.

These solutions are also ineffective on porous surfaces such as upholstery, wood, and fabric as the mould grows deep in the pores of the surfaces and can evade treatment. Specialist products and equipment are required for a thorough clean that kills all the mould in the area.

Mould removal can put your health at risk, too, mainly because you will be at high risk of touching or inhaling the mould while you clean it. Scrubbing can aggravate the mould, for example, and cause it to release spores.

Some cleaning methods and products are even dangerous, like bleach, which is corrosive and must be used in a ventilated space or by someone wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE).

Cleaning a ceiling is hazardous, as well, as you will need to work at height to reach the mould and the cleaning product could drip down onto you.

Professional cleaners will have the PPE, equipment, and training to safely reach and remove mould from the ceiling without damaging the surface underneath.

Ways to prevent mould growing on the ceiling

  • Ventilate the bathroom when washing to get rid of steam, such as opening a window or running a fan
  • Open the windows in the mornings to remove any humid air that has built up during the night
  • Always dry clothes outdoors or the water evaporating can get trapped inside your home
  • Purchase a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels low, ideally beneath 50%
  • Keep furniture a small distance away from the walls to enable air to circulate and get rid of any pockets of humid air
  • Wipe condensation off of windows to stop surfaces near it getting damp
  • Have leaks repaired by a professional immediately
  • Clear pipes and guttering around the roof regularly

You can find out more about how to get rid of and prevent mould on your bathroom ceiling in this blog.

Contact us today

Our fully trained technicians will carry out a nine stage mould removal process to give you peace of mind that all the mould is gone from your home. They are available to deliver our mould removal services nationwide, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Get in touch for a free site survey and no-obligation quote by calling 0208 066 0360 or sending an email to enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk.

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