3 Simple Ways to Tackle Mould

Are you wondering how to tackle mould? Well, you aren’t the only one.


It is a common problem

 It’s a problem that many of us face. In fact did you know, over 11.8million UK households live with the consequences every day. As global warming predicts increased wetter weather, it is a problem that is only going to increase.

For the sake of our health we need to be aware of the effects of mould and dampness on our health and how to treat the causes.


Why do you have mould in your home? 

Getting to the root cause of why you have mould or damp is the best way to prevent it in the future, it is vital to find out why you have excess moisture in your home.

When you know what is causing the damp you can take steps to limit the damage on your property and your families health. So yes, time to investigate! 

One effect of damp conditions on the home is condensation. This goes on to cause black mould around windows, window frames and surrounding walls and ceilings. If left this could cause you and your family respiratory problems. 

The most vulnerable people in your family, the very young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk from the effects of mould. 

It is so important to protect them. 


Simple Ways to Tackle Mould


How mould affects your family’s health: 

The affects of mould can be extremely concerning – these include:

Respiratory infections- this can start with a cold and quickly develop into something more dangerous such as bronchitis which can even lead to pneumonia. 

Allergies- moulds produce allergens, irritants and, sometimes, toxic substances. Inhaling or touching mould spores may cause an allergic reaction including sneezing, constant running nose, red eyes and skin rash. Allergic reactions can also lead to life threatening conditions. 

Asthma – exposure to allergens will create a weakness to the respiratory system, especially in younger children who could have to live with the longer term consequences of asthma. In some people a mould allergy is linked to asthma and exposure causes restricted breathing and other chronic airway symptoms. 


How to treat and prevent mould in your home 

To make your home as healthy as possible, prevention is the best strategy especially when dealing with mould.

Here are some useful tips: 

  1. When you are showering and cooking, ensure you ventilate your home as much as possible by opening a window.
  2. Monitor bathrooms and kitchens, where the most moisture accumulates and stop damp damage early, regularly cleaning mould spots before they become a hazard and
  3. Insulate your home by sealing your windows and doors.
  4. Ensure you monitor humidity in your home and use dehumidifiers in damp rooms such as basements. 

If unnoticed mould can develop quickly, so if you are faced with problematic mould, HG mould remover and HG mould spray are the most effective products to remove the problem from your home.

HG has also compiled some other  techniques to on how to your tackle mould using items found in your store cupboard: 


Tackle mould with …

Baking Soda 

Baking soda has been used as an effective home remedy for cleaning for decades including removing bathroom mould. It is amazing stuff! 

Dissolve 6 grams of baking soda in 1 litre of hot water. Pour the mixture over the problematic black mould, you then use a brush to wipe the mould clean or simply rinse with clean water.  



Vinegar is also a tried and tested household cleaning remedy which can be used for removing mould from your home.

Apply it straight from the bottle undiluted using a cloth or sponge, then leave it to set for a short time and rinse well using warm water. Powerful!


Diluted bleach 

You can also rid your home of mould by diluting 25 ml of bleach within 1 litre of water then dabbing the solution onto the black mould with a saturated sponge.

be careful you dont get it on your hands and clothes and do always wear c gloves and crack open a window.

Keep repeating this method until you have cleared the area of mould. Do not scrub as this can damage the surface of the wall or ceiling. 


 Further reading

I hope you have found this article really useful but if you do need more information on how to manage mould in your home check out https://hg.eu/uk/tips/how-to-get-rid-of-mould



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