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Black Mould Removal

Our guide to black mould removal and treatment will outline the different solutions, ranging from DIY mould cleaner products, professional black mould treatment, and ultimately to mechanical air ventilation and condensation units to prevent mould forming in your home.

These methods can be used to  treat both small and large black mould problems on your walls. If you have tried to remove black mould from your home, but have found that condensation and signs of black mould remain, then contact our team for more specialist help and advice.

Black mould treatment guide

There are two basic things you need to do to treat black mould problems.

  1. As mould is caused by damp environments, you need to Identify the source(s) of the excess moisture and condensation leading to the growth of black mould and either fix the source of the problem or adjust your lifestyle to reduce the moisture levels.
  2. Remove the black mould through a combination of using sterilisers such as our black mould cleaner and air ventilation solutions such as our positive pressure ventilation.

Here at Peter Cox we offer a complete black mould removal service that includes measures to guard against the return of black mould and mechanical solutions to permanently get rid of the black mould issue. Read more about how to remove black mould below.

black mould removal treatment

Removal of mould Step 1

Apply the black mould cleaner to the affected area and leave it to take effect for 30 minutes. Wipe down and sterilise the walls to neutralise the chemical treatment, leaving the surfaces completely harmless.

Removal of Mould Step 2

Treat the area with an additive that will act to reduce the re-emergence of mould and fungus on the wall.

Removal of mould step 3

Implement our help and advice on how to keep the area well ventilated to prevent the buildup of moisture.

How to solve mould problems that keep coming back

Our professional surveyors will be able to assist with advice regarding the best mechanical air ventilation solution for you while also advising on what else you might want to do to help improve the area such as using anti condensation paints.

Ventilation units to get rid of black mould

For serious and persistent black mould problems, positive pressure ventilation systems or heat recovery systems are the way to go. 

Positive Pressure ventilation is the ultimate black mould killer and perfect for a whole house solution. Designed to improve air quality and ventilation within a property, it works by drawing in damp air and drying and generally heating that air prior to pushing it back out into the property.  The result is that the fresh dry air eventually pushing out all the damp, stagnant air leaving the property healthy. 

You can generally see the effects of positive pressure after about 4-6 weeks where the black mould will start to turn dry and dusty as the moisture has been drawn away.  

Heat recovery systems to a certain degree work in a similar way to positive pressure systems however, they are more suited to high humidity environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. Similar to positive pressure ventilation, the heat recovery units draw in damp air where it effectively dries the air prior to then pushing it back into the property.

Tip - preventing black mould in the first place

In an ideal world, the best way to tackle black spot mould is to prevent it from appearing in the first place. The stale and damp environment that black mould requires to germinate is frequently caused by the effects of excessive condensation.

Whatever it might be, our first recommendation is that you read our guide to how to stop condensation and excess moisture prior to making any decisions.  You might just save yourself a few pounds!

What mould cleaner product do we use

Our black mould cleaner is a chemical treatment that will:

  • Treat mould from any surface
  • Sterilise the affected area
  • Reduce the incidence of re-growth
  • Eliminate musty odours
  • Is completely biodegradable

Is black mould cleaner safe to use

Whether applied on a wall in a privately owned house, or in the stairway of a block of local authority owned flats, our black mould cleaner service will ensure that the process is completely safe and harmless.

In order to provide our unique black mould cleaning treatment it is essential that we speak to either the homeowner or landlord. If you are renting or otherwise do not own the property then you may wish to talk to your landlord or local housing authority to discuss our professional black mould cleaning service with them.

Your local black mould removal specialists

If you are feeling concerned or overwhelmed with black mould in your property then rest assured that our specialists are available to answer your calls and provide you with all the help and assistance you need in order to remove black mould from your home.

Give us a call on 0800 633 5712, find your local branch or fill out the online contact form below.

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