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Specialists in the treatment and removal of recurring, persistent, stubborn mould. Our unique remediation and removal service is faster and more affordable than the rest.

Contamination from this fungus is a serious hazard to your home and workplace and has been known to cause severe allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Take the necessary steps now to provide a safe home environment for your family and working environment for your staff by calling us today!

The city of Nottingham has a vibrant and busy waterfront district, located around the Nottingham & Beeston Canal and the River Trent. Quite a few residents and businesses have been reporting mould outbreaks in their buildings.  For more info on condensation visit the Nottingham City Homes website.

What is mould?

Mould is a type of fungus that can exist in both indoor and outdoor environments and is usually caused by poorly ventilated areas, areas which are wet or areas that are damp continuously. The fungus can create a dangerous environment for your home.

The fungus requires moisture to grow, as well as warm temperatures, oxygen and a food source. This is one of the reasons why the bathroom and kitchens usually have outbreaks. The fungus produces microscopic particles that float in the air then is eventually inhaled by humans and animals.

Causes of Mould

The fungi caused by excess moisture in the subfloor or indoor condition. This excess moisture is always caused by either flooding, burst pipe, overflow, slow leaking pipes etc as well as an absence of adequate ventilation which doesn’t allow the normal moisture (created from showering, cooking, breathing, etc.) to escape from the building. As the air gets warm and cools during the day and night, the moisture which is held suspended in the indoor air forms water droplets as it lands on colder surfaces such as doors, windows, ceilings, curtains, etc. This moisture will eventually show up as buildup or visible mould which can harm your health and the building structure over time.

Nottingham Mould Removal Safety Considerations

When we come to your Nottingham property, we will assess the damage and determine the best treatment based on the outbreak in your home. Our experts can tackle the issue properly and in a timely manner to ensure your office our house is safe again.

Some of the health effects usually associated with exposure to the fungus are eye irritations, nasal congestion, headaches, skin irritations and sinus infections. Those with compromised immune systems have been known to have allergies.

Nottingham mould specialist - the removal process

To minimise any damage to health and buildings, the fungus or dampness in your home or workplace should be removed as soon as possible to minimize any damage to the health of the occupants and damage to the building.

Our removal service is designed to return your home or workplace to a healthy normal state by removing the fungus damaged materials and the fungus, drying all surfaces that were exposed to the fungus, effectively cleaning the area and treating the source of the outbreak to prevent further infestations.

Mould removal process in Nottingham

Children, individuals with weakened immune systems and pregnant women, should not be present during the removal process.

  • Relocating household members or staff to contain the contaminated areas.
  • Isolate unaffected areas of the house/building
  • Remove and dispose of all materials exposed to the fungi
  • Cleaning and drying salvageable furnishings, building materials and carpets
  • Fixing the source of the contamination or moisture
  • Reduce the risk of the fungi returning by treating exposed surfaces.

Common causes or sources of moisture problems are

  • Condensation associated with high humidity in the building
  • Condensation associated with cold spots in the building
  • Malfunction
  • Poor design of humidification systems
  • Localised flooding due to plumbing failures
  • Localised flooding due to heavy rains
  • Leaking roofs
  • Plumbing fixtures with slow leaks
  • Heating/air conditioning and Refrigerator systems

How mould contamination affects your workplace

The fungus can cause damage to furnishings and building materials. Poorly ventilated and damp areas, provide ideal conditions for the fungi to grow both outdoors and indoors. As an employer, building manager, or site manager, it will be your responsibility to identify and ensure the safe removal of the fungi for the health and safety of your staff.

Common sites for mould growth in Nottingham

Common sites for fungus growth and damage are: bathroom tiles, leaking water fountains or sinks, refrigerators, carpets, basement walls, wallpaper, areas where moisture condenses, areas affected by heavy rain, landscaping or guttering that sends water into or under the building, insulation materials, window areas, insulation, furniture, Plumbing leaks, roof leaks, wooden structures, humidification systems, heating or air conditioning systems.

Ensure that there is adequate ventilation and wear a face mask, protective clothing and eye protection if you decide to try and remove small areas that have mould.

Identify mould and water damage at the source

As long as there is sufficient moisture the fungus will be able to grow.

If you’ve had any water problems or localised flooding, then it will be necessary to check for visible growth of the fungus. Mould smells like a musky odour and usually appear as dark spots, small black and white specks, patches or stains on surfaces. If you see water stains on walls, discolouration on floors, walls, ceilings in your building. Surface abnormalities such as bubbling or peeling wallpaper/paint may indicate dampness.

The remediation process requires trained personnel and specialised equipment to effectively remediate the contamination.

When inspecting your property, we take into account:

  • Your properties land gradient and foundations
  • The roofing and building materials used
  • The age of the property
  • Features of the home
  • Airflow and ventilation sources
  • Plus more

Our knowledge of Nottingham combined with years of experience ensures that your building will receive customized recommendations to fix your outbreak.

Due to the aggressive nature of many strains of mould, it’s important for you to report any suspected outbreak as soon as possible. The fungus is usually toxic and extremely damaging to your staff and family's health, so do not delay in contacting us today.

FAQ

When is mould a problem?

You know you have a serious problem when you see small white or black specks on furniture, walls, furnishings and contents. The fungus is often found in areas where water has damaged the furniture and building materials and from plumbing leaks and flooding. The fungus usually grows in rooms with humidity and high water usage in areas such as kitchens, basements, bathrooms, and laundry room.

 

Will bleach kill mould in my bathroom?

Bleach does not soak or penetrate into porous surfaces and sodium hypochlorite the active ingredient will stay above the surface while the water is absorbed into the porous surface.

Also, the organic matter on the bath surfaces in the form of soap scum will change the pH of the bleach to a range that makes it ineffective for killing the fungus. The corrosive nature of bleach which is corrosive can harm the tiles and as it corrodes and erodes the surfaces, it will make them more porous for further penetration of growth of this fungus.

 

Quality air, quality life for your staff and family

Do you have allergies to mould? If you want to eliminate these from your environment, creating a healthier home for you and your family, a healthier office for your staff, then contact us today by calling XXX

Serving Radford, Lenton, Sneinton, Wilford and all surrounding areas in Nottingham.