If you have been experiencing the unsightly problem of black spots, foul odors and ugly mold growth on your hardwood, tiles, or exposed masonry walls, then it is time to call a mold specialist for advice on what your next move should be. There are many products on the market that are supposed to eradicate this type of fungus growth and remove the black stains, but not all work equally. And while some work very well, many cannot remove the water-soaked grout between the tiles, or the dark, damp areas between the walls.
One way to prevent mould growth is to maintain proper moisture levels within the house. Properly ventilated rooms with adequate air circulation can prevent mould spores from growing. In the kitchen and bathroom, proper disposal of garbage is important in killing off spores. In basements, exhaust fans and dehumidifiers can help keep rooms dry and eliminate moisture. Many cleaning solutions are available to clean black stains, including Mould Removers and bleach products. These products kill off spores but cannot penetrate the grout, sealing it shut.
If you use Mould Removers, there is one major disadvantage. The chemicals used in most of these products can cause health problems in the long term, especially in adults. This is because they break down into tiny particles that enter the bloodstream when inhaled, ingested through the skin. Over time, if you do not get rid of them through special cleaning solutions, these particles can get stuck in the lungs and cause breathing difficulties. If not removed by a doctor, they can become cancerous.
A more effective way of removing these mildew-like growths is by using a mould removalist. They are specially trained in the removal of mildew and are therefore effective at removing it from your home. Mold prevention technicians are also on hand at various construction sites who are able to identify problems before they turn into larger ones. If you have a basement, a bathroom or a workshop, you should consider having a professional remove mould from these rooms on a regular basis. This will save you from thousands of pounds of damage that can be caused to your property over time. It also saves you from the pain of scrubbing, painting and re-cleaning every few months.
Before you go looking for mould removers, it is important to check whether your house needs a cleaning product. For instance, some areas of the house tend to be damp, warm and have lots of water leaking in from outside. A simple solution to this problem is to buy a product that contains anti-microbial ingredients, like Benzalkonium chloride, in order to reduce the amount of moisture that seeps into the walls of the building. You should also try to keep your heating and cooling system working properly as this will also help to keep damp conditions under control.
However, if you find that the dampness is not restricted to a certain area, or if you have health problems, then it is probably best to call in a specialist company to remove mould from your home. Whether you have mildew growing in your carpets, have black soot in your air conditioning or have mould growing on your shower curtain, it is important to remove it before it causes any health problems. Mold removal companies will use either rotary or oscillating brushes in order to remove the fungus. If you have a mildew outbreak, it may also be beneficial to introduce oxygen into the affected areas in order to kill off any spores that have already formed.