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How to remove mould from your bathroom for good
A major mould infestation can cause damage to your home as well as your health. Bathrooms accumulate mould infestations more than other areas in the home as these are usually damp and poorly ventilated rooms, which are favoured mould and other fungi colonies.
When water in the bathroom dries out, it evaporates into the air increasing the humidity level. If your bathroom is not well ventilated, the humid air lingers around preventing wet surfaces from drying out quickly. This moisture is what causes mould infestations to sprout. Whilst small amounts of mould is harmless, if left untreated, prolonged exposure to mould can cause skin allergies and respiratory conditions.
Luckily, mould infestations are relatively easy to manage and treat providing you are pro-active in your approach.
Getting Rid of Mould from Bathroom
A bathroom which welcomes constant light prevents mould infestations as mould cannot grow on well-lit areas. To improve the level of light in your bathroom, consider removing blinds and curtains which block out the sunlight and replace with opaque glass. If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, skylights or sky tube kits are recommended to increase the amount of natural light.
Improving ventilation is another important step to achieving a mould-free bathroom. Allow air to circulate by keeping windows and doors open as much as possible. Ventilation systems are designed to be installed in areas particularly suffering from damp and mould related issues. Permagard’s Perma-vent Standard replaces moisture-laden air with fresh clean air, forcing contaminants to leave the home through natural cracks and crevices. Improved ventilation is the one of the most effective ways to control condensation and eliminate mould infestations.
Wiping wet surfaces after use is a quick and easy way to prevent mould growth. Regularly clean the bath tub, the basin, the shower, the tiles and ceilings and not forgetting the silicone corners around showers and baths. Mould tends to grow on wet surfaces and objects, therefore, it is important that you clean surfaces underneath bathroom items including shampoo bottles, beauty products and soaps. Clean each product and wipe dry to prevent mould growth.
To remove mould from tiles and grout, use a mould wash concentrate which will fight against mould fungi, mildew and algae on a number of surfaces. Start treatment by pre-washing the affected areas by removing any dirt and debris. Once the surface is clean and smooth, dilute the mould wash concentrate with water and wash the prepared surface with the liquid, using a sponge, brush or cloth. Wait for the liquid to dry thoroughly before applying another coating to badly soiled areas.
Damp Proof Paint
You can remove mould from walls and ceilings by using damp proof paint. Damp proof paint is designed specifically to tackle damp and mould problems, reducing the risk of damp occurring in the future. Damp proof paint can be easily applied and maintained, making rooms look fresher and brighter. It contains a powerful polymer that protects the walls and ceilings for longer, saving on additional treatment costs.
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