How to Clean And De-Mould Your Home
Mould can be a nuisance in the home. It's unsightly and has a musty smell, which can cause health problems, and damage to your belongings. If you're dealing with mould in your home, it's important to take action quickly to get rid of it and prevent it from coming back.
As part of your Tenancy agreement, you are required to undertake minor repairs and maintenance to the property and this includes cleaning and de-moulding your residential rental.
As a tenant, you may think that cleaning up mould seems like too big a task but in fact, it is simple and takes only a few steps. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
The video and the guide below will give you the basic steps for cleaning and de-moulding your home.
What You'll Need
Before you begin, it's important to gather the right supplies. You'll need some form of protection for your hands, eyes, and lungs, as well as some mould-cleaning products. We recommend using a mould cleaning kit with an anti-mould concentrate or bleach-based products.
Another item you may want to consider is using anti-mould additives. But be sure to ask an expert at your local DIY store about any anti-mould additives that may be available, and how to handle and apply them when cleaning your home.
Cleaning Up Mould
Once you have everything you need, it's time to start cleaning up the mould. Begin by spraying the affected area with an anti-mould spray. Leave the spray to work its magic overnight, then come back the next day and wash the area with an anti-fungal wash.
Make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Once you've cleaned up the mould, it's important to dry the area thoroughly to prevent mould from returning.
Preventing Mould Growth
The key to preventing mould is to keep indoor moisture levels to a minimum. That means making sure your extractor fans or ventilators are working properly and drying any condensation on surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and window sills immediately.
Wiping down and drying all indoor surfaces regularly will also help discourage mould growth. Finally, using dehumidifiers in damp areas such as basements can also help absorb excess moisture in the air.
Making Sure Your Home Is Clean And Mould-Free
Mould can be unsightly and smelly, but it can also cause serious health issues and damage to your belongings if left unchecked. With a little elbow grease, you can get rid of mould for good and create a healthy living environment for yourself and your family.
But if you find that cleaning and removing mould using these steps have not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if the repair needed 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.