The only lasting way to avoid severe mould is to eliminate damp from your home. Once you’ve dealt with any damp problems you can follow the steps below to prevent mould reappearing.
Difficulty rating: Low
These tasks should be fairly straightforward, whether you have experience doing DIY or none at all.
Before you get started on any of our ‘how to’ guides, please take a moment to read through our DIY safety tips.
To kill and remove mould, wipe down walls and window frames with a fungicidal wash, by following the instructions on the product carefully.
Dry clean mildewed clothes and shampoo carpets. (Disturbing mould by brushing or vacuum cleaning can increase the risk of respiratory problems.)
After treating mould redecorate using a good quality fungicidal paint to help prevent the mould reappearing. Bear in mind that this paint isn’t effective if you put ordinary paints or wallpaper over it. When wallpapering, use a paste containing a fungicide to prevent further mould growth.