If you’re looking at ways to remove any mould from your home, it will depend on what type of mould it is that you’re dealing with, and the removal should be thorough whatever the case. Surface mould grows in practically any damp, dark, or cool location and is commonly found in bathroom walls, bathroom tiles, and laundry areas. Hidden mould can be more of a concern than the surface type and is definitely a lot harder to remove.

In order to remove mould from the surface of tiles or concrete, try cleaning the area with a mixture of one part bleach to ten parts water. You can try adding a small amount of dishwashing liquid which will make the solution more fragrant. Bleach should only be utilised as a way to remove mould from hard surfaces that are not porous. Should the case be that the mould problem is beyond control, it may be in your best interests to contact a professional service who can conduct a damp proof survey in Scotland, and let them deal with   

Health Precautions

For removing mould from beneath or behind a structural component of your home, including plasterboard and carpeting, it will be necessary to take some precautions. Mould can release spores into the air, which can be harmful if you happen to breathe them in. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or a suppressed immune system and you need to remove any mould covering an area of more than 0.09 to 0.18 square meters, you should definitely contact a professional.

Should you happen to remove any mould that has gone untreated for some length of time, you are running the risk of contaminating more areas of the home when the mould becomes exposed to air. Ensure you are wearing gloves, a respirator, and good protective eye wear. Also, either wear clothes you can dump after you’re finished working or wash them thoroughly in hot water and bleach by themselves.

Walls, Studs and Professionals

To remove a mould infestation from behind a wall, if possible drill holes and cut away the affected plasterboard and dispose of it. Be extra careful and use precaution around any electrical wiring whilst removing the mouldy plaster. It is not possible to totally remove mould from porous surfaces, so plasterboard, wallpaper, and anything similar should be removed and disposed of.

If your home or building has gotten to a point where it is probably mould infested, you may be able to deal with some of the smaller areas of mould, but a more significant infestation will definitely need to be removed by a professional. In a severe case, a complete mould survey is certainly the best idea. If you have concerns that largish areas of your home actually are infested with mould, don’t hesitate in calling an environmental professional for referrals to a professional mould proofing service in your area.

Stay heathy and mould free!