Mould removal isn’t pleasant at all, but it has to be done for the sake of our health and safety at home. Andatech has just recently published an infographic about mould. Learn what mould is, its common problem areas around the home, and its effects on health.
The infographic also helps answer one question we all have: how to kill mould permanently. We provide a quick, fool-proof mould killer solution as well as a permanent solution for mould removal.
Check out our infographic below!
Mould removal infographic
How to kill mould permanently
We’ve written about how to kill mould permanently in a previous blog post, but it’s a topic worth exploring again especially during this rainy season in Australia!
As detailed in the infographic, mould requires 4 things to grow – spores, nutrients, moisture, and warmth.
Moisture is the most important factor influencing mould growth indoors, as stated by the EPA. Additionally, moisture is also the most easily controllable factor. This makes moisture control the key to mould control.
Mould is easy to remove on-the-spot – simply use the mould killer solution prescribed in the infographic, and use tons of scrubbing on the affected areas.
However, if you’ve dealt with mould before, you’ll know how hard it is to actually keep it away for good.
For some reason, no matter how hard you scrub, it always comes back!
The reason for this is because you haven’t properly controlled all the factors that mould needs to grow. We may not be able to control the spread of spores, nutrients, and warmth indoors, but we can control moisture.
As the EPA states, moisture control is key to mould control.
To remove mould permanently, you must make sure there is no moisture build up indoors.
Other than that, you should ensure that your home is well ventilated. If there is a lack of airflow indoors, use air conditioners or exhaust fans to keep indoor air moving and prevent wet spots.
Additionally, any water spills, flooding, and leaks should be taken care of ASAP. Note that mould can grow within 24 to 48 hours.
You should also regularly inspect your home for mould and remove them instantly. Don’t let it sit and wait – it could get worse!
The most effective way to keep moisture indoors under control would be to use a dehumidifier.
There are several types of dehumidifiers in the market right now that you can choose from. If you’re unsure, just check out our guide to buying dehumidifiers.
One of the newest and most versatile types of dehumidifiers out there is the desiccant dehumidifier.
They are versatile because they remain efficient in both cool and warm climates. Compressor type dehumidifiers, on the other hand, are most efficient only in warm climates and don’t work as well when it’s cool.
Desiccant dehumidifiers also can lower indoor humidity to lower levels. The Ionmax ION612 and ION632 (pictured below) for example, have settings to lower humidity down to 35% RH.
Note that mould needs humidity levels of above 55% RH to grow. So keeping your indoor humidity level to anything below 50% is best to inhibit mould growth.
We hope the infographic on mould removal is helpful!
If you have any questions or would like some assistance, just talk to us!
Our friendly customer service assistants can help you with choosing a dehumidifier and even recommend a mould removal partner for your area.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.