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How to remove mould

Mould can be difficult to shift.

More often than not, using mould and mildew remover to remove mould may make your mould disappear for a short while, but you may find some moulds come back. This is usually because, when cleaned, some mould spores remain.

Living with mould can be extremely harmful to humans, especially the old, the young and those with compromised immune systems. So, it’s essential that you remove mould as soon as it appears.
If the mould isn’t too established, it may be possible to effectively remove it yourself.

How to remove mould in 6 easy steps

1. Ensure any soft furnishings and clothes are professionally cleaned or laundered to remove mould spores that could be lurking.
2. Fill a bucket with a warm water and mild detergent solution such as washing up liquid.
3. Wipe the mould off the affected surface. Don’t brush it off as this can disturb spores and send them into the surrounding environment.
4. Rinse the surface with fresh water, then dry the surface with a new, clean cloth.
5. Dispose of both cloths in the bags and seal and dispose of the bags.
6. Then wet wipe or vacuum with a HEPA filter vacuum filter, all surfaces within the room to remove all spores that may have settled.

Removing mould can cause spores to be released in to the atmosphere which can have an adverse effect on those with breathing difficulties and compromised immune systems. In in doubt, consult a mould removal specialist.

Employing a specialist to remove mould can help to ensure thorough removal of the specific types of mould affecting your property, as well as decrease the chance of the mould returning.

If you have mould in your property, call 01623 422488 to arrange for one of our technicians to visit your property and conduct a survey to identify the best way to remove your mould. With 70 branches across the UK, we’re bound to have a branch near you – on average there is a Rainbow International branch just 23 miles from any postcode in the UK.