Mould is a common problem in the UK as a result of our cold, wet weather. As so many of us live in homes that contain it, many rumours have been spread about the fungus, from how dangerous it is to the best ways to remove it.
ICE Cleaning is a professional cleaning company that provides fast, long-lasting mould removal services. Its mould specialists are accredited by Dewpoint Professional and available nationwide. If it’s an emergency, they can be on site within several hours.
Continue reading to find out the truth about some of the most common mould myths.
Black mould is toxic
Mould produces allergens and irritants, so when spores are inhaled or ingested they can trigger an allergic reaction or respiratory infections. Some types, however, also produce mycotoxins – toxic chemicals.
It is often believed that black mould (moulds that are black or dark in colour) is toxic. This is true for some kinds of black mould like Stachybotrys chartarum, but many do not release toxins.
In fact, lots of different types of mould produce mycotoxins, including ones that are green, blue, white, and pink.
There should no mould in your home
Mould is a natural organism that is always floating around in the air and growing on surfaces. A small amount is normal in a property and will not put your health at risk.
When you spot mould growing in your home, however, then you need to bring in mould removal professionals.
You can remove mould yourself
Although there are lots of mould removal products on the shelves or mould cleaning hacks shared online, mould remediation should be left to the professionals.
As mould can be dangerous to be exposed to, you could be putting your health at risk by coming in close contact with it while cleaning. You could also make it worse by using the wrong remediation method, like scrubbing it, which can aggravate the mould and trigger it to release spores.
Some of the removal methods recommended online are ineffective, as well. Unless you get rid of all of the mould, including growth which is invisible to the human eye, it will quickly grow back.
Professional mould cleaners can give you peace of mind that the mould has been removed thoroughly and safely.
You can just paint over mould
A coat of paint might temporarily cover up the unsightly stains, but the mould will continue to grow and then just reappear on the surface. The mould must be removed and the cause of the mould dealt with before you paint the surface to ensure it is gone for good.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians will not just remove the mould from your home. They can diagnose the root cause of it and advise on how to prevent it returning in the future. All mould cleaning services comes with a lifetime guarantee* so if it returns, the technicians will get rid of it for free.
You can learn more about ICE Cleaning on its website.
*subject to advisories