How To Prevent Mould Growth On Grouting And Sealants
Black mould is a common problem in bathrooms, kitchens, and wash areas. It is often found on grouting and sealants. Mould growth is caused by condensation. As part of your Tenancy agreement, you are required to undertake minor repairs and maintenance to the property and this includes helping prevent mould from growing on your bathroom and kitchen grouting and sealants.
As a tenant, you may think that preventing mould growth seems like too big a task but in fact, it will take no more than a few minutes of actual work time. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
Preventing mould growth on your bathroom and kitchen grouting and sealants is a simple process. The video below demonstrates how this can be done. While there are many ways to prevent mould growth, this is a general guide that you can follow easily.
Why Is Mould Growing On My Grouting And Sealants?
The main reason that black mould grows on grouting and sealants is condensation. The humidity from showers, baths, cooking, and washing creates condensation on surfaces, which then leads to the growth of mould.
How Can I Prevent Mould Growth?
Here is a step-by-step guide to preventing black mould from growing on your grouting and sealants:
- Clean and dry your bathroom and kitchen after every use. This will help to reduce the amount of humidity in the air and prevent condensation from forming on surfaces.
- Reduce condensation by providing proper ventilation and air circulation. Make sure that your extractor fans are working correctly so that moisture-laden air can be removed from your home.
- Once a month, clean your grouting and sealants to prevent mould growth. Use a mould-cleaning kit that contains bleach-based products. Spray the anti-mould product onto the grouting and sealant and work it in with a brush. Leave it for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off with hot soapy water. Dry the surfaces with a clean cloth. Wear gloves, a face mask, and eye protection and don't let anyone use the area while you are cleaning it.
- In addition to cleaning your grouting and sealants once a month, use an anti-mould additive product. This product will help to prevent the growth of mould in damp areas by creating an invisible barrier on surfaces.
- Most importantly, follow the mould cleaning kit instructions to prevent any harm to you, your family, to or your bath or kitchen areas.
Keeping Your Bath, Home And Indoor Air Free From Black Mould
Mould growth can be a tenant's worst nightmare. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also cause health problems. By following the steps outlined above, you can help create an environment in which black mould cannot flourish and prevent it from growing on your grouting and sealants.
If you do find that your efforts at preventing mould growth haven’t changed anything then please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if it is found that it falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work.
Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.