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Mould Removal

Mould is a common problem experienced by many homeowners. Poor ventilation, high humidity levels, excessive condensation and water ingression can all cause mould to grow rapidly and sporadically if left unchecked. Mould growth is not exclusive to residential properties and can develop in many commercial premises as well.

Rentokil Specialist Hygiene’s mould removal service will thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces affected by mould issues, helping to prevent mould from reappearing. Our specialist two part mould removal service uses a mould eliminator to treat and clean away and a mould sanitiser to prevent regrowth. Get in touch with our experts using the contact form below or chat with us.

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What causes mould?

Mould can occur when there is moisture in premises, whether that is a result of a flood or water ingress, or the build-up of moisture over time as the result of poor ventilation. From mouldy walls and bathroom grout stains to under floorboards and furniture, mould can be present in all areas of your premises under certain conditions. Mould can commonly be identified by its dark fungus appearance but other common signs of mould can include a damp musty odour and signs of condensation.

Mould health risks

Exposure to mould can make some people, particularly people with a weakened immune system or pre-existing respiratory conditions, susceptible to developing symptoms over long-term exposure according to the NHS. Inhaling mould spores can cause a variety of health issues such as allergic reactions, skin irritations such as rashes, breathing problems or develop flu-like symptoms.

If you have any symptoms as a result of coming into contact with mould, get in touch with a qualified health professional for assistance and avoid cleaning/touching the area as this could exacerbate symptoms.

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How to clean mould

The first action for many to clean mould is to use a cloth and simply wipe away the mould from the affected area with soap and water. Whilst this can improve appearances, it does not address the damage and in some circumstances, mould stains from the wall and furnishings which requires additional mould removal solutions.

There are many D.I.Y mould removers such as bleach based cleaning products available to get rid of mould and to stop it from returning, but these solutions may miss black mould spores or fibres which can cause mould to regrow. To prevent mould from developing, a professional solution that combines an effective disinfection and sterilisation is advised.

Our mould removal service

Rentokil Specialist Hygiene provides a fast response and professional mould cleaning removal to effectively clean and disinfect all mould growth from your premises. Our tailored professional and expert mould removal solution is a tailored service available nationwide for a range of residential and commercial premises.

Our two-part mould cleaning service ensures mould is effectively removed and cleaned and the affected area is sanitised to prevent further re-growth. Upon arrival, our specialist team of technicians will:

  • Be fully equipped with specialist equipment and the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE), including half-mask respirators with P3 filters to protect from exposure to mould spores, allowing our technicians to meet the demands of this specialist work.
  • At the start of the treatment, we install and use ENVIROPure units and run throughout the course of treatment to provide fresh, clean, purified air. We will then continue to run post treatment to ensure at least one full air exchange for the size of the room. The units are then removed at the end of the treatment.
  • Once our technicians remove any obvious deposits and mould from the affected areas, our dual action treatment plan is applied in line with our onsite survey recommendations.
  • Our technicians will cater to your mould treatment requirements, firstly by applying our mould eliminator directly to the areas to clean and remove the appearance of the mould with specialised cleaning equipment then applying our mould sanitiser solution to kill any mould residue and minimise any regrowth occurring by forming a protective barrier.
  • Once the areas have been treated, our technicians will wipe down all areas to remove any remaining cleaning solution to ensure the surfaces are dry. Any waste will be removed and disposed of correctly in line with our waste segregation guidelines. Our technicians will review and ensure the area has been left in a safe and clean condition, ensuring you are satisfied with our service.

How to prevent mould problems from returning

Whether you have identified mould in your premises or have begun the process of mould remediation, addressing the underlying cause of mould is an essential first step in mould remediation and can help prevent mould from occurring again. Mould growth can occur as a result of the presence of damp, or a combination of ventilation problems and the build-up of moisture, so making additional changes to the environment will help combat the problem.

Condensation can often be a trigger point for mould growth. When excess moisture becomes trapped, creating a damp issue, that can start a chain reaction of mould growth. Start by drying surfaces prone to excessive moisture such as windows and reducing moisture exposure in your premises, whether that is from operational activities or external factors such as water leaks or flooding.

Ventilating your premises will allow air to circulate freely but over time external factors can block or restrict ventilation channels, creating a build-up that is unable to escape. Identifying the cause, or removing the source of moisture and ensuring your premises are properly ventilated can drastically reduce mould growth. To provide the most thorough and comprehensive mould remediation treatment to address the underlying causes of mould, our colleagues at Rentokil Property Care will be able to assess and diagnose the extent of your black mould issue and recommend the best method based on your individual requirements.