How to Safely Remove Mould

Friday 19th November 2021

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Mould is one of the most common issues faced by property owners in the UK. Once spotted, it must be dealt with immediately to prevent a myriad of problems.

Research by Uswitch shows that 62% of people have been affected by mould in their property at least once. It is therefore important to know what to do in the instance that your property is infected with mould.

For your ease, we have put together advice on the best practices for dealing with mould, as well preventative measures you can take to prevent mould occurring.

What you should NOT do if you spot mould

Mould is mostly found in areas of the property where moisture is prevalent, such as in bathrooms and kitchens. It can seep into wallpaper, upholstery, pipes, and other household settings.

Importantly, you should never attempt mould removal yourself. This is because of the risks it poses to your health and requires proper treatment by professionals.

A mould cleaning company will look to determine the origins of the issue during the cleaning process. They will provide professional advice to you, including preventative measures you can take to stop mould from returning.

Why professional mould cleaning services are necessary

If left untreated, mould particles can spread quickly throughout your property by travelling through the air.

Mould spores are also toxic, which requires a thorough treatment by professionals. Following the correct procedures for mould removal is therefore crucial, as it can result in different health issues resulting from exposure. The NHS website provides more detail on the health impact from coming into contact with mould, but some examples include:

  1. Throat irritation
  2. Lung damage
  3. Nausea
  4. Skin irritation
  5. Dizziness
  6. Nasal congestion

Our mould remediation team can be on site within an hour to assess the impact of mould on your property and will provide a free quote for your convenience.

Our dedicated mould remediation team

Our mould cleaning team are Dewpoint accredited and will erase all presence of mould from your property.

We will also use our industry leading technology ICE SHIELD® in the process, which develops a protective barrier on all surfaces and touchpoints where it is applied.

An in-depth look at the mould removal process

Our mould remediation involves conducting a moisture survey, which tests the mould levels within your property. This is a crucial part of the removal process, as airborne mould particles are not visible to the naked eye.

Once testing is complete, you will receive information alerting you to the health threat that the current mould levels could cause you.

For your ease of mind, the chemicals used in the mould removal process are non-abrasive and safe. Our team are also available 24/7 to help you and can provide a bespoke plan suitable for your individual needs.

Innovative technology used in our mould remediation

Results from third-party testing show that our ICE SHIELD® technology is proven to remove 99.9% bacteria, viruses, and fungi for a period of up to 28 days.

To give you an idea of how this works, a persistent solution is combined with fogging technology to rid your property of mould. In the process, positively charged particles will be emitted into the atmosphere to counteract the negative charges found in locations where mould levels are high.

This process will also significantly improve the air quality within your property.

Steps to take to prevent mould reoccurrence

As a professional mould cleaning company, we know that mould can lead to further issues for you as a property owner.

One such issue is strong odours remaining in your property once mould has been eliminated. Our damp odour removal services can get to the root cause of this issue and neutralise the unpleasant smell.

Another common cause of damp and mould is leaks, but you don’t need to worry. Our dedicated team will treat the leaks causing the mould in your property, which can cause significant damage further down the line if left untreated.

Other preventative measures to stop mould in its tracks

A  survey conducted by the Housing Ombudsman Service shows that ventilation accounted for 30% of mould and damp occurrences. This shows that as a property owner, there are measures you can take to keep mould at bay.

For instance, when drying clothes, ensure they are not placed against a wall to prevent moisture from becoming trapped in walls.

Other good habits include ventilating rooms where moisture is more likely to grow, such as the bathroom and the kitchen. Additionally, make sure that the extractor fan in your bathroom is fully operational.

Consumer website Which? also recommend buying a dehumidifier can help to prevent high levels of humidity in your home. We also offer dehumidification services, which is undertaken by our experts and will remove all moisture from your room. This will help prevent mould from reoccurring in the future.

Get in touch

At ICE Cleaning, we are experts in mould removal. Our technicians are qualified and experienced professionals, carrying out work to the highest standard.

Whether your property is industrial, commercial, or domestic, our services are suitable for you. To find out more, contact us on 0208 066 0360 or enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk today, where one of our dedicated customer service team will be happy to help you.

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