How to Get Rid of Mould and Mildew

Mould and mildew are the usual suspects when it comes to high moisture, respiratory problems, often sneezing and breathlessness.

If you suffer from asthma and allergies you need to control the mildew, which is a common problem of every house, to feel better. Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely prevent mould and mildew growth in your home. It enters from open windows and doors or someone of your family brings it inside. But you still can control its growth before it spreads all around the house.

According to a recent cleaners Barnes research 88% of mould and mildew growth is found on window ledges, 83% in fridge seals, 82% can be found in the sink and 49% is lead by limescale buildups on shower heads.

Toxic mildew. Yes, mildew can be very toxic. This kind is known as “black mildew” or Stachybotrys Chartarum. It usually appears in dark, covered places such as under the carpets and behind the walls. The exposure of you and your family on this kind of mildew leads to really serious health issues. If you have found such a problem in your house do not try to handle it by yourself. Better call a professional cleaners Anerley which will remove the mildew growth all around your home.

How to prevent mould and mildew growth? Here are some tips.

Keep the moisture levels in your home under 40%.

  • Use an air-conditioner in humid months of the year which will dry a bit the air in the rooms, especially these where you spend most of your time inside.
  • Install a good ventilation system.
  • Do not put floor coverings and other mildew attracting things on the bathroom or basement floors.
  • If you find things like carpets, materials and other stuff that have mildew growth, get rid of them.
  • Use products that remove mould and mildew. You can find a wide variety of them in special stores. If you have any allergic reactions or respiratory problems caused by such products, better call someone to do it instead. Ensure that the ventilation works perfectly after the cleaning.

The best protection against mould and mildew growth is regular cleaning of your home. Get proper cleaning products and use them at least once a weak or as the label says. Do not forget to read the instructions, which will guide you how to use the product as well as will warn you whether there are any dangerous side effects. Do not try to clean or remove mould and mildew growth on your own if you have allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems.

December 23, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


Lisa Header is a housewife who really doesn't like cleaning. That is why she always looks for tips to ease the cleaning process and doesn't mind to share them with other people.

This author has published 65 articles so far.

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