In the quest for a healthy and inviting living environment, safeguarding your spaces against the lurking threat of mould is paramount. Mould growth not only compromises indoor air quality but also poses potential health risks to occupants. At AEG Cleaning Service, we understand the significance of a mould-free home, which is why we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide of expert tips of mould preventation to empower you in the battle against mould infestation. From practical insights to actionable steps, join us as we unveil strategies that will help you fortify your living spaces and breathe easier.
Keeping on top of any potential mould growth at home or your place of business is essential, as damp and mould can represent significant health risks if they’re not kept in check, leading to respiratory problems and infections, as well as allergies and asthma.
Mould produces allergens, irritants and even toxic substances that can cause serious problems if you’re not careful. Inhaling or touching spores can lead to allergic reactions, for example, including red eyes, rashes, a runny nose and sneezing, as well as asthma attacks – which could be life-threatening.
Damp and mould can manifest when there’s too much moisture present in buildings, the result of rising damp or leaking pipes, rain coming in through window frames or the roof, condensation and so on. New-build properties may also have damp because the building itself is still drying out.
The first step towards tackling a mould problem is to find out what’s causing this excess moisture, so you can help prevent it from becoming problematic in the future.
To help you get rid of any mould you have in your property, here are some top cleaning tips, room by room.
Use your favourite cleaning products on smooth surfaces like the tub, tiles and the basin, giving affected areas a good spray before wiping them down with a sponge. For those tricky areas that are hard to reach, you can really dig in using an old toothbrush.
Bathrooms are often at high risk of developing mould because there’s a lot of water and moisture on a regular basis. Ventilation is key, so open the windows and use air vents so you can increase airflow in this part of the house.
You are likely to find mould on your cabinets and around the sink area in the kitchen but using a scrubbing brush can help shift it quickly and easily. Don’t forget to look upwards either, as mould can appear on walls and ceilings. It may be necessary to use a scraper to get rid of the layers of paint before you tackle the mould.
White vinegar is a great cleaning solution where mould is concerned. If you have problems in the bedroom, simply mix it in equal parts with water and spray on, leaving it for an hour to take effect and then scrubbing it down and wiping it clean.
Checking behind bed panels and wardrobes is a wise idea as well, since mould will grow particularly well in areas with low air movement. You may also find that it thrives under the floorboards so if your mould problem persists, you might want to check there as well.
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