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Our Why is to become Yorkshire’s No. 1 cleaning contractor.

Mould Growth Prevention

Finding mould in your home or workplace can be a huge concern. Once you’ve eradicated the mould and cleaned up the space, you might be wondering how to prevent mould again in the future. Today we’re going to look at the topic of mould growth and share some of our top mould prevention tips. We hope these tips will help keep your property in top condition and stop mould from potentially damaging the health of you and your loved ones or employees in the future.

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Why Does Mould Develop?

Before we look at preventing mould growth, it’s important to understand why mould even grows in the first place. Mould is usually a result of moisture within your property. Steam, sweat and humidity all come together to increase the humidity of your property, and within one to two days, mould spores can start to grow. Humidity increases of about 60-65% can lead to an increase in mould on clothing, walls and carpets. By preventing these higher levels of humidity, you can work to reduce the chances of mould growing in the first place.

Condensation is another key cause of mould growth, and it’s something a cladding cleaning service might point out more in the winter months. During this time of the year, you’ll see cold spots in your room where condensed water appears. When it’s warmer outside in the summer months, you can also experience condensation. Make sure your rooms are kept at a suitable temperature to avoid mould from growing due to condensation.

Structural defects are another cause of mould growth, but usually you only notice these issues for the first time once the mould has appeared. In order to avoid mould from structural issues, we recommend that you inspect your property on a regular basis to look for broken guttering or roof tiles that have come loose. Commercial cladding cleaning can also help you to look out for structural issues ahead of time, so you can make changes in your property before mould becomes a bigger issue.

How to Prevent Mould Growth

While there are many reasons for mould growth, the main thing to keep in mind is having a plan of action should mould appear. These are the best ways to treat mould in any commercial or residential property.

Improve Ventilation in Your Property

Airing out your property is the best way to air out the space and stop mould from growing. If you can’t easily ventilate your property, you’ll want to invest in a dehumidifier. You’ll find that modern dehumidifiers often come with an automatic sensor to make them switch on when your property’s humidity level gets to a certain percentage. Vents in the windows are another option but not always the most effective way to stop mould from growing. Try to open your windows for a few minutes each day to get the air circulating and leave them open for an extended period of time when the weather allows.

Dry Off Wet Areas in Your Property

When water starts to build up from a leak or heavy rainfall, the chances of mould growing increases significantly. Mould can’t grow without moisture, so this is the key thing you need to take away in order to stop it from growing in the first place. You’ll often notice that mould grows in bathrooms on the tiles and walls due to the moisture that builds up after a bath or shower. Drying these areas can help to reduce the chances of mould appearing in your property and make your bathroom a more hygienic place to wash in.

Don’t Dry Your Clothes on the Radiator

We know that not everyone has the luxury of lots of space or facilities for drying their clothes, especially during the winter months. However, when you leave clothes on the radiators all around your property, the moisture levels increase significantly, and you’ll likely start to see damp spots in your property. The best way to dry your clothes after washing them is to hang them out on a washing line. Another option is to invest in a tumble dryer, but they still come with the risk of producing condensation and increasing humidity levels in your property.

Mould is something that no one wants to find in their home or commercial building. By understanding why mould grows in the first place, you can work to reduce the chances of moisture building up in your property. Following the tips we’ve shared above will decrease the chances of mould growing around your property and will help make your building a safer place to live. Should you need support with commercial cleaning, our team will be here to help you. Contact us today to book an appointment or to discuss any questions you have about mould growth prevention and the services we offer.

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