Bathrooms are often the room in our Adelaide house in the most need of mould removal. With a high concentration of water and moisture in the air, this is the ideal breeding ground for mould spores. If water isn’t dried quickly, it can quite easily lead to mould growth. It’s important for your family’s health and well-being that you remove mould as soon as it begins to grow. You can help to avoid mould in your bathroom by regular cleaning and wiping over the moisture to help it dry quickly. Here are some helpful hints to help with mould removal in your Adelaide bathroom.
Wet before you wipe
It may sound strange to wet the mould to clean it, however, it’s important that you never scrape dry mould as this can release spores which you don’t want to breathe in. You are best to use a sponge, cloth or scrubbing brush when taking care of mould removal from most surfaces in your Adelaide bathroom.
How to get mould out of porous surfaces
In bathrooms, mould often grows on walls and ceilings which a quite porous, making it difficult to clean. Bleach is also not as good for getting deep down into porous surfaces. You are best to use detergents that contain borax. Simply mix the borax detergent with a bit of water, and this mixture will help to remove mould quickly and efficiently. After you have used it on the affected area, use a scrubbing brush to remove the mould and then you can disinfect it with bleach if you wish. If you can’t find borax at your local supermarket or hardware store, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Simply mix 1 cup of warm water with ½ a cup of hydrogen peroxide. Apply this mixture to the mouldy area and then scrub the surface for mould removal in any porous areas around your Adelaide home.
How to clean and kill mould on smooth surfaces
For cleaning mould on your tiles, sink and bathtub, you might want to try some of these handy mould killers and cleaners. 1 part bleach to 4 parts water is a cheap way to get rid of mould, however, don’t use it on painted surfaces as it can damage to paint colour. Dettol is ideal for getting into the grout and other hard to scrub areas. There are plenty of area specific products on the market. Just be aware that you will need the right ones for those particular areas so that it won’t ruin your bathroom.
Prevent mould growing again
Once you’ve cleaned away the mould, the best thing you can do is put in place systems to help discourage mould from growing in your bathroom again. Your bathroom will continue to grow mould if there is humidity, so you should aim to keep humidity below 55%. You can help reduce moisture by keeping the bathroom fan on for 5 minutes after you have finished in the shower, or opening the window to let out the steam and circulate the air. If you don’t have a window or very good ventilation you can wipe down wet surfaces to help them dry faster. Short of putting in an exhaust fan, you can invest in some anti-mould paint or stain blocking paint. Giving your bathroom ceiling and walls in these types of paint can help to block stains from water damage, and can block odours completely and permanently which can be caused by mould. You can also add a sealer to stop mould growing in the grout. Cleaning your bathroom once a month with undiluted vinegar will also help to deodorise your bathroom and prevent mould.
With these mould removal tips you should have your Adelaide home clean in no time at all. However, if you need a helping hand for mould removal at your Adelaide address.