There is a lot of misinformation surrounding mould and how you can remove it. Multiple stores sell mould removal products, but many people do not realise these solutions only tackle one part of a deep problem.

You can rely on ICE Cleaning’s mould specialists if you have a mould issue. Its Dewpoint-accredited technicians identify mould at the source and help you prevent its return with their lifetime guarantee*.

Read on to learn more about the facts and myths surrounding mould and how you can treat it effectively.

What are some facts about mould?

To help prevent the spread of misinformation, we have three facts about mould that can help you identify and prevent it in the future. By learning more about mould, you could keep your home safe from it, and identify the signs of growth early on.

Mould and mildew are not the same

Although mould and mildew are both a type of fungus, one of them is more easily removed than the other. Mildew is usually an early warning sign for mould that can be cleaned easily, but it manifests into mould over time.

Mould can grow in various colours

Most people recognise mould through its distinct dark green, slimy appearance, but mould can grow in various colours. You may see mould growing in colours like white, yellow, red, blue, and purple.

Mould spores are all around us

Once your home meets the perfect environment for mould, the spores settle on a surface and begin growing. Mould is hard to remove as spores are found continuously in our environment.

What are some myths about mould?

It is easy to believe that simply wiping away mould can kill it, and you will never see it again. However, mould is far more complicated than that and we have three myths to debunk.

Bleach kills mould

Strong chemicals like bleach are not proven to remove or kill mould for good. Bleach is dangerous to your health and the air in your home, so using it on mould is ineffective, and damaging to yourself.

Small mould is not a problem

Even the smallest patch of mould can quickly grow into an uncontrollable issue. Mould infests beneath an infected surface, settling in porous places to continue its spread and encourage growth.

Painting over mould removes it

Anti-mould paint applied before the spread can help prevent it, but if there is mould present and you paint over it, this will not remove it. Mould eats at any paint and eventually causes structural damage.

What treatments are available for mould removal?

Using commercial solutions from your local store cannot remove the mould. Instead, it will require a specialist method with the help of professional cleaners. If you have spotted mould in your home, there are a few things you can do in the meantime to prevent further spread:

  • Open doors and windows to bring in fresh air
  • Install extractor fans in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Use dehumidifiers and air purifiers
  • Install double-glazed windows
  • Wipe down condensation when you see it

If you are struggling with a mould issue, ICE Cleaning offers efficient mould remediation services. Its expert cleaners can remove the mould at the source, identifying the cause and advising you for future prevention.

Visit their website to learn more about their industrial cleaning services.

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