ACS Mould Wash Concentrate

  • £6.60
  • Ex VAT: £5.50

  • ACS Mould Wash Concentrate

Antifungal wash


A concentrated biocidal cleaner for use to clean areas contaminated with mould growth prior to the application of ACS products like our ACS Antimould emulsion.

250ml of Mould wash concentrate will mix up to 5 litres of ready to use wash, which will treat an area of 30-40 sq m

 We recommend using this product for a complete mould erradication treatment.

Preparation
1. Prepare surfaces by removing non-washable and loose material, e.g. flaking
paint, grease, dirt, mould or wallpaper.

2. Make good any surface defects and rub down to a smooth finish.

Application

1. Dilute 1 part ACS Mould Wash Concentrate with 19 parts water.

2. Wash down the prepared area with the diluted ACS Mould Wash Concentrate
using a sponge, scrubbing brush or cloth.

3. Allow to dry thoroughly. Apply second wash in badly soiled areas and allow
to dry.

4. Prime any bare areas of plaster and woodwork with ACS Antimould
Emulsion, thinned up to 10% with water if necessary. On stained or glossy
surfaces use ACS Universal Antistain Primer.

5. Apply the appropriate ACS Antimould or Anticondensation coating.

Product Information
Drying Time: 1- 4 hours normally.

Practical Coverage: 10 - 12m²/litre when diluted depending on the porosity and
roughness of the surface.

Application: By sponge, cloth or brush.

General
There are basic measures to assist in the control of condensation and the black
mould. The ACS Antimould and Condensation Control products complement these
basic controls and will prevent these problems occurring for many years.
These methods are particularly helpful in the domestic environment but can be
applied equally to most commercial premises.
It is always important to reduce the risk of condensation by observing the following
simple recommendations:-

• Ensure rooms are always warm and properly ventilated, maintaining some
low heating throughout the day if possible.

• When cooking, washing, bathing or drying clothes, keep the door closed
and the window open - this prevents warm moist air moving to colder areas
of the building.

• In cold weather keep some heating on all the time.

• If a paraffin or flue less gas heater is used ensure a window is open a little
(every litre of paraffin produces about 1 litre of water).

• Improve internal/external wall insulation.

• Use ventilation systems where appropriate.

Health and Safety
Refer to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each product. This product is approved for
use as directed under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986. HSE No. 7676.



What Is Fungicide?

Fungicides are pesticides that specifically help to kill, prevent, inhibit, or mitigate the growth of fungi such as mould; fungicides are not effective against bacteria, or viral diseases. There are a few classifications of fungicides and they are based on what the fungicide is actually needed for. These classifications include the following:

Preventive vs. Curative

Fungicides that are preventive work as you would imagine, they prevent the fungus from growing on a particular surface. This type of mould fungicide must come into direct contact with the mould, and must be reapplied whenever necessary, especially if the fungicidal cleaner has been washed off somehow (this can especially happen during heavy, prolonged rainfall). On the other hand, curative fungicides only affect the fungus after the fungus infection has occurred e.g. when the black mould has already began growing. If your surface already has mould growing on it, using a curative fungicide can help to battle this and completely eradicate the mould infection.

Mode Of Action

The term mode of action refers to how the fungicide actually affects the fungus itself; fungicides work by damaging the membrane of the fungus cells, completely stopping an important process within the fungi. It is a good idea to incorporate different modes of action by alternating the fungicidal cleaner that you use for mould treatment, or mixing them together to maintain the surface resistance and help to prevent fungal mould growth.

When Is The Best Time Of Day To Use Fungicide?

There are no real rules on when you should use your fungicide, but there are a few things that you should know. We believe that one of the best times to use our mould fungicide is before rain, when the moisture in the air will be at its highest. The most common causes of black mould, and other mould found in the home, are condensation, high humidity, and water leaks (these leaks are usually hidden and can be present in your home for a long time before you realise). Mould can also grow when you have poor ventilation in your home, leaking pipes, and a lot of moisture in the air which promotes condensation. You should keep track of the weather patterns surrounding your property and take action in the form of fungicide application whenever appropriate.

Mould In The Home – The Different Kinds

When it comes to mould in domestic properties, there are a lot of different kinds; some mould strains are a lot more harmful than some others, and one strain can even grow in different colours, completely dependent on the circumstances surrounding the area. This can be extremely confusing and dangerous if you do not know what you are looking for. The different types of mould include:

White Mould

White mould looks extremely furry (we would not recommend touching it, though), especially if it is found on damp wood. Usually, white mould is found in moist environments such as cellars, basements, or walls. White mould can often look like efflorescence and is often overlooked as such. Mould fungicide products can remove white mould in your home and prevent it from returning in the area of application.

Blue Mould

Another common household mould is blue mould. Blue mould tends to grow in rooms that have a lot of moisture, such as bathrooms, and usually grows on walls close to the ceiling. Bathrooms are the ideal environment for mould growth as the steam from hot baths and showers helps the mould to grow. If you carry out mould treatment with our fungicide antifungal wash, you will be able to combat blue mould growth in your home.

Green Mould

Our fungicide wash products are designed to fight any mould, and this includes green mould. This kind of mould looks extremely ugly and can eat away at your paint and damage it while it releases spores into the air that can damage yourself and others who reside in the property. You should use our mould fungicidal wash to kill the green mould on your wall and eliminate the risk of damage to your property. Usually found inside of cupboards, on carpets, and on damp mattresses and fabrics, this mould can appear at any time and should be removed as soon as you notice.

Black Mould

If there was ever a mould that you should use our mould fungicide cleaner on, it is black mould. Yes, every kind of mould can be harmful to you, but certain strains of black mould known as ‘toxic black mould’ or the more scientific term ‘stachybotrys’ can have a very serious impact on your health and wellbeing. Black mould can be treated by normal methods, such as our fungicidal wash, and can be found on surfaces like fibreboard and drywall and is especially prevalent in homes that have been flooded or suffered water damage. When it comes to toxic black mould, you must either remove the mould, or remove yourself from the environment; over time, your symptoms should begin to dissipate, but some damage caused can be permanent. This is why it is crucial that you monitor any changes in your home, especially relating to the ceiling and the walls.

Mould And Your Health

If mould is left untreated in your home, it can pose a significant health risk to you and others in your home, especially if you have allergies, respiratory issues, or a weakened immune system. Allergies to mould can produce very similar symptoms to other allergies such as hay fever, because airborne substances can affect your respiratory tract; the symptoms of mould allergies include:

  • Itchy nose
  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Itchy throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing

People who have asthma also have a much higher chance of having an asthma attack if there is mould present in their environment, which is even more reason to use the mould fungicide that we offer. Clearing mould does not have to be a laborious task when you use our fungicide wash, simply prepare the surface and apply our mould treatment fungicidal cleaner. We are certain that it will exceed every single one of your requirements.

Mould Wash Concentrate Technical Data Sheet
Mould Wash Concentrate Safety Data Sheet

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