- Use a dehumidifier if possible, to reduce spread and distributions, and reduce moisture in the space. Check the environment and space is suitable.
- Ventilation of the space or room, depending on the room and time of year, care should be made to cost
- Heating and insulation, this will reduce the area of cold surfaces which will reduce the capability of the air to retain the moisture, through prevention of condensation, by increasing the surface temperature moisture will not form on the surface providing the room temperature is increased also.
- An extractor fan unit installed can continuously remove moisture-laden or bacteria rich air, before it can settle on a surface. Doing this in conjunction with insulation is recommended to maximize the effect. These approaches reduce the risk of mold forming, but there will still be some moist air in places, especially the bathroom or shower room and this means that there is
still the likelihood of mold recurring.
Introduce temperature and humidity measuring devices, and sensory digital equipment, which can alert homeowners, to this.
At billntrade.com we are working with trade professionals, to ensure that such solutions are available to our customers, and such
alerts are early enough that customers can identify a potential issue, and we can consult then with our experts to find a safe and manageable solution to prevent the mold problem from getting worse.
9. Other method to reduce mold which have some risks
Other methods can be adopted but should be weighed by the benefits and risks associated, for
1. Opening windows can make the room cold, whilst this is not so welcome in winter, it can
remove moisture ridden air, and change the environmental temperature, making it difficult
for spores to settle and reproduce.
2. Installing heating and insulation may prove expensive depending on your circumstances,
but again can prevent mold settling due to the temperature of the surface area, where the
insulation is placed, it may be that killing mold rather than preventing it may also be a
ore affordable option.
3. If you have a pre-existing outbreak, cover the surface area with a sterilizer or mold
killer based product, follow the instructions to remove the mold, clean and prepare the
area, as recommended by the product. You can then use a barrier solution undercoat product
and once the barrier solution has dried, apply the top coat ensuring it is mixed with a
fungicide additive, this product formulation should have instructions on how to prevent the
mold returning. Mould eradication kits are also available and a good product can clean a
huge surface area, whilst the fungicidal properties they have should eradicate the mold
4. Other simpler methods include bleach, mold and mildew products or antifungal sprays.
10. Getting rid of mold in your home
When dealing with mold it is important to consider wearing the right apparatus and/or
protective clothing before attempting to remove any mold from surfaces; particularly if you
are a tradesperson who does this regularly. The reason being, the spores in the air form a
fine dust which when inhaled can cause health and safety issues, including severe
respiratory or breathing problems. Care should also be taken to leave the environment worked
in safe for the homeowner and their families, during each phase of the removal, reparation and/or
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