Why Mould Keeps Returning In Your Home

Tuesday 15th August 2023

Ellen Warren

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When mould keeps returning to your home, it is a concerning issue that demands immediate attention. Persistent mould not only damages property but can also pose significant health risks without prompt action.

At ICE Cleaning, our team of experts offers professional mould remediation services. We aim to effectively diagnose, clean, and prevent further growth of mould on your premises. With our lifetime guarantee* you can receive another clean free of charge if the mould keeps returning.

Read on to learn more about mould and why it keeps coming back after cleaning.

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What is mould?

Mould is a type of fungus that naturally exists within our environment. It becomes a problem when it finds the right conditions to grow, especially inside homes. 

It reproduces by forming tiny spores, which are invisible to the naked eye. These mould spores are always present in our air and start causing issues once they find a damp spot and grow.

A prevalent variety you might encounter at home is black mould, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum. This type of mould produces mycotoxins, which may lead to health issues if exposure levels are too high.

Why mould is difficult to remove

Mould, especially black mould, presents a complex challenge as it is difficult to remove. It is not just about wiping away visible stains but addressing high humidity or water leaks that allow mould to grow.

Trying to remove mould removal yourself can often exacerbate the problem. Established colonies may release spores into your home's atmosphere upon scrubbing or aggressive cleaning. These airborne mould particles pose serious health risks if inhaled over time.

DIY methods only deal with surface-level problems without solving core issues like poor ventilation or dampness caused by water damage. These factors promote its growth, so you must eliminate these environmental factors to prevent mould.

How to prevent mould

Maintaining a home free of mould spores involves careful attention and knowledge of the conditions required for mould growth. Factors like high humidity, poor ventilation, water damage, and musty smells are all signs of potential growth.

Several proactive measures can help protect your home against recurring bouts with black mould. Using dehumidifiers in rooms susceptible to dampness, like bathrooms or kitchens, effectively removes excess moisture from the air.

Clean every room regularly and thoroughly dry a vulnerable room after use. Wet surfaces offer perfect breeding grounds for black mould, so keeping these areas dry significantly diminishes the chances that it will return.

Professional repair is crucial if any signs indicating water damage or leakage arise within your property. Delaying could result in structural issues and increase risks associated with airborne mould particles spreading.

What to do when you spot signs of mould

Mould growth is a serious concern that requires immediate attention. The first signs of an issue may include discolouration on walls or musty smells indicating high condensation levels.

If you spot mould in your home, it is essential to act swiftly and avoid attempting DIY removal methods. These could inadvertently spread airborne mould particles further around your property. Instead, turn to a mould removal company for accurate testing of mould samples and effective remediation strategies.

To stop the mould from growing further, we recommend that you follow the above steps on preventing it and utilise those. Although this cannot kill mould, it can stop it spreading.

Frequently asked questions

How do you get rid of mould that keeps coming back?

Address the root cause which is likely to be moisture or ventilation issues. Regularly clean and dry damp areas. For stubborn cases, consider professional mould remediation services.

Why does mould keep returning?

Mould spores are always present in our homes, so mould returns when conditions are favourable, regardless of what removal products were used. High humidity, poor ventilation, or persistent leaks are often the source of mould growth returning. It is vital to address these underlying issues for effective prevention.

Get in touch

Our mould removal services can give you peace of mind that all the mould is removed from your property. We will also advise on how to prevent it in your home in the future so your home stays mould-free.

Get in touch today on 0208 066 0360 or at enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk to discover our full range of cleaning services. Our trained experts can provide a free quotation for your needs. Our team of technicians are available nationwide and can be on-site at your earliest convenience 24/7, 365 days a year.

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