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Moulds are part of the natural environment. Outside, moulds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but in your home, mould growth should be avoided. Moulds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. They may begin growing indoors when spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mould, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
Mould growth usually occurs at about 18-20°C and where relative humidity is in excess of 65%, so obvious potential trouble spots include poorly ventilated washrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. All buildings, new and old, are potentially at risk as a result of modern occupancy lifestyles which generate large quantities of water vapour. It is also likely to flourish after water damage incidents. However not all fungi are visible as they prefer dark, moist areas and so can colonise inaccessible parts of the home such as in wall cavities, insulation or under floorboards. Active growth is damp and slimy, but even when inactive, dry and powdery, mould can be dangerous.
It is impossible to get rid of all mould spores indoors; some mould spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mould spores will not grow if moisture is not present. However, indoor mould growth does look unsightly, and can be potentially harmful, so how can you get rid of it?
The MouldClear Steriliser from Peter Cox is an easy-to-use mould remover which comes in the form of a trigger spray. Very simply, you spray the affected area and leave for between 20-30 minutes to take effect, before washing off with hot soapy water and the sponge provided.
MouldClear from Peter Cox is a market leading mould remover which:
Ideally, mould should be prevented or minimised by controlling moisture by using methods to stop condensation.