Mould growth is a common problem. It can lead to serious health issues and property damage if you don’t take care of it promptly.

Immediate action is key when it comes to mould removal. When you intervene swiftly, you can protect your health and preserve your property. A mould removal expert like Ideal Response ensures mould removal without any delay.

Here is a brief description of what to do when mould occurs within your property. Reading through, you’ll learn what to do and when to call the professionals. As a bonus, we’ll also tell you how to reduce chances of mould formation.

Identifying Mould Growth

Learn to identify mould growth. This way, you can catch it early and prevent further damage to your property.

Firstly, visually inspect areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, basements, and kitchens. Look for:

  • Discoloured patches on walls
  • Discoloured patches on ceilings
  • Discoloured patches floors
  • Musty or earthy odours
  • Unexplained allergic reactions 

Also pay attention to water stains, peeling wallpaper, or warped surfaces. All of these are signs of hidden mould growth behind walls or under flooring. If you suspect mould, we recommended consulting a professional mould inspector. They can conduct thorough testing and provide accurate identification.

By quickly addressing mould growth, you can mitigate potential health risks. You also prevent further property damage, and ensure a safe living environment.

Cleaning Mould Growth

Mould removal can be difficult without the help of experts. Airborne spores are invisible, and mould can take root inside surfaces. DIY solutions lack the required knowhow and equipment. They often fail to remove all traces of mould spores and deal with the roots of the organic growth. The mould usually returns, and quickly at that.

If you catch the mould before it has had time to spread and is still localised to a small area, you can clean it yourself. If you attempt a DIY mould removal, note that mould spores will spread if you try to wipe mould away with a dry cloth. And the solution isn’t using water: additional moisture can lead to more issues. If you’re wiping away surface mould, use a mould spray or cleaning chemical. This reduces the chances of spreading mould spores across the surface. It also eliminates the roots of the mould.

Professionals like the team at Ideal Response use HEPA filter technology. This prevents particles re-entering the atmosphere. Mould and fungal spores are incredibly small. Without HEPA filter technology, they re-enter the room. That’s a risk. They promptly contaminate both the air and any surfaces they encounter.

At Ideal Response, we guarantee the safe and thorough removal of all traces of mould and mould spores. We’ve been helping people eliminate mould all over the UK. Through this experience, we developed our own fail-proof mould removal service.

When to Contact the Experts

With mould, we always recommend reaching out to the professionals right away.

Mould spreads quickly. It can cause respiratory and other health issues surprisingly fast. Contact a professional mould removal service provider as soon as you notice it. Appointing an expert ensures proper assessment, containment, and safe removal of mould.

Ideal Response experts are available 24/7 and 365 days a year. No matter when you need our mould removal service, we can be there for you at a moment’s notice. Contact us today via our website live chat, phone call or webform submission.

[Bonus] Preventing Mould Growth

Prevent mould growth to protect yourself from health risks and remediation expenses. By acting proactively, you can create a healthy and mould-free environment.

  • Control moisture levels. Run regular inspections, promptly fix any plumbing repairs, and ensure proper ventilation.
  • In high-humidity areas like bathrooms and kitchens, consider using dehumidifiers or extractor fans. 
  • Adequate airflow is crucial. So, use exhaust fans, open windows, and ensure good circulation.
  • Move furniture away from direct contact with walls. You’ll improve air circulation and help prevent any mould growth occurring behind furniture.
  • To prevent condensation, insulate cold surfaces like windows and pipes. 
  • Maintain cleanliness by regularly cleaning and drying moisture-prone areas, including carpets and upholstery.
  • Watch indoor humidity levels. Invest in a hygrometer to stay within the recommended range of 30-50%.

These preventative measures help you reduce the risk of mould growth. You and your loved ones will benefit from living in a healthier environment. Plus, you can steer clear of potentially expensive remediation.

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