Mould And Mildew Removal

Condensation is when moist air hits a cold surface, which can cause damp, which can then turn into mould. There are many different causes for condensation, the main two being cooking without covering pots and pans and a lack of ventilation, as well as bathing with a lack of ventilation.

The mould created by this condensation will grow on walls and ceilings, often starting as damp patches. The mould will then start to grow, looking like dark coloured patches.

There are many different ways to handle mould removal from walls, ceilings and such. Here are just a few simple methods from the many dozens of ways to remove that nasty mould.

Bleach can kill every species of indoor mould that it comes in contact with, along with its spores, leaving the surface sanitised and resistant to future mould growth. However this only works on surfaces like tiles, bathtubs, glass and such. Bleach can not kill the mould growing beneath the surface of things like dry wall and wood.

Ammonia works about the same as bleach, killing mould on all surfaces except drywall and wood. The disadvantage of ammonia is that it is a harsh toxic chemical, which should NEVER be combined with bleach. As with using bleach, you should take safety measures and wear protective gear like a mask, goggles and gloves while cleaning with such harsh chemicals.

Vinegar is a safe and cheap alternative to using bleach or ammonia, with no dangerous fumes. The down side is that it can only kill about 82% of mould species. To use vinegar to kill the mould, just place it in a spray bottle, without watering it down. Spray it on the surface with the mould and let it sit for about an hour, then wipe it down with water.

Hydrogen Peroxide is another cheap and effective mould removal product. It is also safe to use as it is not such a harsh chemical as ammonia and bleach. Also it removes the stain often left over from mould, and is safe to use on silverware and kitchen appliances.

Specialist chemical products such as Sovereign Chemicals mould removal products offer another solution to your mould problems. As they have been designed for this purpose they will be effective against all forms of mould, and by following the instructions included they will also be easy to use.

But all in all, the best way to handle mould caused by condensation is to prevent it from happening. A few quick and easy ways to prevent condensation is to always have proper ventilation when showering or cooking with pots and pans that produce massive amounts of steam.

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