Mould can easily accumulate in homes, with damp environments encouraging fungus to grow on walls, ceilings, furniture and more. Black mould is comm
Mould can easily accumulate in homes, with damp environments encouraging fungus to grow on walls, ceilings, furniture and more. Black mould is common and unsightly but can be easily treated – including with household favourite baking soda. So read on for top tips to remove mould, with added preventions to stop it from coming back.
There is no single type of black mould, with many variants of mould appearing black in colour.
However, all variants of mould can be detrimental to health if breathed in – potentially causing respiratory issues.
NHS Choices says dampness and mould in homes can cause respiratory problems, infections, allergies and asthma, and it can also affect the immune system.
You can hire a professional to shift the unsightly mould, or opt for store-bought cleaners, however baking soda will also do the job.
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Spread the paste over the mouldy area, and leave to dry.
Using a brush or sponge, scrub the area until the baking soda mixture, mould and any staining is gone.
Wipe down with water to remove any excess residue.
Typically mould occurs in homes due to an increase of moisture in the air.
There are a couple of things you can do to prevent mould from occurring or coming back once removed.
- Try and open windows during a shower or bath to allow the steam to escape
- Dry clothes outside
- Use extractor fan when cooking
- Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture
- Try and ventilate your home often – open windows, doors and check extractor fans are working
- Keep your home warm during colder months
- Male sure air vents are not blocked, so air can freely circulate in your home
- Check your windows are up to scratch