Have you noticed some ugly black patches appearing in your home? Or have you noticed a nasty strong odour in one of the rooms of your home? This could be the first sign of black mould growing in your home. It is important that you do not just leave this mould to continue to grow in your home, as it is not only just an ugly feature but it is also hazardous to your health, causing possible allergies and asthma attacks.
There are many products available for you to kill mould successfully, but the idea of using chemicals that are so strong to kill mould in the home is quite off putting, also it will not remove the problem for good.
Causes of Black Mould
There are various reasons to what can cause black mould to grow in your home, the most common reason is condensation, and this is why mould popularly grows in the bathroom and kitchen. Cooking and bathing steam will attach to the walls of your home, and if the room is not well ventilated, it can cause you a mould problem.
Other reasons to what causes black mould in your home are:
- Plumbing leaks
- Spillages or flood leakage not cleared up properly
- Blocked drains
- Missing roof tiles
- Cracked walls
There are more reasons to what can cause black mould, but these are the most common.
Removing Black Mould
If you want to remove black mould from your home then there are some simple steps that you can follow. It is essential that you wear protective clothing to protect yourself from coming into contact with any mould; you should also wear protective goggles and a dust mask to prevent inhalation of the dangerous odours.
You should use a stiff brush and scrub the area with a mix of soap and water; you should continue you to do this until all the mould is removed from the walls. Once the mould is removed, you might want to treat the area with something that is a little more permanent to reduce the chances of it coming back any time soon.
One of the most effective treatments is a mix of tea tree oil (1 teaspoon) and water (1 cup full). You should then pour the mix into a spray bottle, and spray it on the affected areas. This mix is successful on all materials.
If you wanted to create a stronger mix to use on more stubborn areas of mould, you may want to consider making bleach (1 cup) and water (1 cup) mix and then dap this onto the affected areas. You should not use this mix on materials such as carpets or rugs as it can strip the colour off. This mix is more effective on walls, window frames, tiles and shower curtains.
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