Mould is up there with
one of the worst things to happen to walls in the home, and no home is safe.
Not only is mould unsightly, but it’s also bad for your health, can affect your
timber structures, and its ability to spread fast is unrivalled.
Whether your home is a
new build or a much older property, mould can affect both, with new builds
being more susceptible to becoming a victim. This is because new buildings tend
to have tighter seals around windows and doors, which also acts as the perfect
catcher of humidity. Humid places are ideal for mould to start up its new home.
Older buildings are much more drafty, which keeps humidity to a minimum;
however, they are still very much at risk.
What Are the Signs of
The most obvious sign of
mould is splotches of colour such as green, orange or even black. The mould can
also appear furry or fluffy. However, these aren’t the only signs of mould. Other
markers to look out for include peeling or cracked paint, discolouration on the
walls, and also a damp, musty smell.
Where Are the Most Common
Places to Find Mould?
Mould can occur anywhere
where the conditions are right. When water vapour in the air meets a cold
surface, it turns the vapour into liquid.
Anywhere humid is at
risk, so places like basements and exterior walls are vulnerable. Also,
bathrooms or rooms where laundry is done are an easy target for mould.
What You Will Need to Remove
Preparation to remove
mould is essential as there are a lot of protective aspects to consider. Try
and get the room in which the mould has begun to grow as ventilated as
possible. This isn’t just for the products you choose to use to get rid of the
mould, but also because being around mould in an enclosed space can risk your
Your skin is your largest
organ and absorbs everything it comes into contact with. You will need to wear
old clothes, and preferably long-sleeved tops and trousers to protect your
skin. Gloves are also a must! Latex or rubber gloves help prevent absorption of
products, just make sure to take them off and discard them immediately to
prevent spreading mould spores anywhere else. Your old clothes can also hold
onto spore escapees, so be sure to put them on the hottest wash when you are
When preparation is done,
to remove the mould, we recommend our ACS mould control pack, which includes quality mould wash concentrate.
After you have finished
washing the mould away, it’s time to prevent it from ever coming back! This is
where our anti-mould paint may be of help!
As one simple step to
keep your walls spic and span, we recommended a paint with build-in anti-mould
technology. Our anti-mould paint is high-quality paint infused in antifungal
biocides, which work to protect and strengthen your walls against even the
dampest of situations. As for colours, our anti-mould paint range comes in 14
colours, so there will surely be one to suit your needs.
If you do need a colour
we don’t offer, in the mould control pack comes 2 x 50 ml ACS Mould Eradication
Additive. This is great to add to a paint of your choice and is also suitable
to be added to wallpaper paste, tile grout, acrylic paints and coatings,
depending on your requirements!
For all of your mould and
condensation issues, look no further than ASC. We are happy to advise the best
possible solutions for damp problems, just get in touch.