What is Damp and Mould?
How Damp and Mould are caused:
- Damp and Mould problems can arise from a build-up of moisture, caused by a number of things including: Leaking pipes, Rising damp & poor ventilation.
- Mould growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions.
- Damp can be triggered by Condensation.
Which areas of a building do they usually effect:
- Around leaks in roofs, windows, pipes, or where there has been flooding. On paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles and wood products. On paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric and upholstery.
Damp and Mould can trigger a number of health problems:
- Nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation and skin irritation.
- People with mould allergies or chronic lung illnesses may have more severe reactions.
- Can have damaging effects to people who suffer with asthma.
Things to try yourself
- Only remove mould yourself if it’s caused by condensation and covers an area less than one metre squared.
- Don’t try to remove the mould yourself if it’s caused by sewage or other contaminated water.
- Protect yourself from mould spores by wearing goggles, long rubber gloves and a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
- Open the windows but keep doors closed to prevent spores spreading to other areas of the house.
How to prevent damp
Take care of outdoor home maintenance by:
- Checking your roof regularly for damage
- Keep gutters clear
- Ensure brickwork isn’t damaged
Keep the home warm and dry:
- Keep the central heating at a constant level
- Install double-glazing windows to insulate against cold outdoor air
- Ensure damp items, such as towels and wet laundry aren’t lying around
Ensure you have good ventilation:
- Install extractor fans
- Open windows when possible
- Use a dehumidifyer to help to reduce excess moisture from the air
Follow simple tips for inside your home:
- Cover pans with a lid when cooking
- Choose moisture-resistant decor finishes
- Position furniture a couple of centimetres away from walls
- Remove any soft furnishings, clothes and soft toys that are mouldy.
- Fill a bucket with water and some mild detergent, such as washing up liquid or a soap used for hand-washing clothes.
- Use a rag dipped in the soapy water to carefully wipe the mould off the wall. Be careful not to brush it, as this can release mould spores.
- When you’ve finished, use a dry rag to remove the moisture from the wall.
- Afterwards, put the rags in a plastic bag and throw them away.
- All the surfaces in the room should be thoroughly cleaned by either wet wiping or vacuuming to remove any spores.
How can we help?
The service we offer
- Here at Solve Mould, we are able to provide you with a safe and effective way to reduce and eliminate mould problems in your home or workplace, usually within a day.
- This one off procedure is carried out by a trained and qualified team whose passion is to help you get your home back to the way it should be.
- We provide state-of-the-art products at competitive prices and even offer to fit it for you to keep your life mould and stress-free!
What our customers say
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- Unit 5 Carr House, 8 Hawley Rd, Hinckley LE10 0PR
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