Mould & Damp Removal
Living with mould is horrible – it smells bad and is bad for your health as well.
But what should you do if you see or smell it in your home? You must find it, find its source, and then remove it carefully (mould spores are resilient and will simply grow again if not removed correctly!). At The Local Plumbers we provide professional mould inspection, mould control and mould removal.
What is mould anyway?
It is a kind of fungus, the spores of which can be present pretty much anywhere! But in order for it to grow into the mould you are more familiar with, it needs moisture and something to feed off.. like the wood, plaster or grout. Our plumbers in Hull have frequently dealt with mould removal in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries, as well as inside walls.
What should I look out for?
Mould spores, once germinated, are usually easy to see as either dark speckles or patches of mould growth. It’s quite obvious in open areas such as walls or ceilings, around sinks and showers. But mould is often hidden in inaccessible areas that you can’t see, and this can be very problematic and will require professional mould removal. Hidden mould can be found on household furnishings or stored contents like backs of wardrobes and on clothing that hasn’t been used/aired for a while. (although this is more often of a greenish or white appearance).
Any strong or musty odors usually signifies mould. If anyone in your household has asthma or another respiratory condition could react very badly to this. Allergic reactions and strange symptoms (rashes, headaches, strange sickness) could also be a sign of hidden mould.
What should I do if I have mould?
Many of our customers ask us, " how to get rid of mould permanently" or “which mould removal products” are best? And truthfully, it’s not as simple as just cleaning it off.
Firstly, as the best plumbing service in Hull, we want to let you in on a small secret that most plumbers and mould removal companies won't; once you can SEE mould.. you don’t need us. You simply need to follow the guidelines we list below for mould removal in Hull.
It is when you DON’T see mould, but suspect it’s presence that you should give your local plumbers a call pretty quickly! If you experience any of the below, simply give your friendly plumber in Hull a call and we’ll arrange an inspection.
How to Prevent Mould:
At The Local Plumbers, we think it’s far better for you to prevent mould.. then treat it or use local plumbers once the problem has become obvious and you find yourself wondering "how to remove mould from plaster"?
Firstly, you need to limit the moisture that allows mould to grow. Make regular checks of all plumbing and attend to leaking pipes, dripping taps or poorly ventilated bathrooms immediately. Make sure areas of storage are cleaned out and aired regularly (mould loves to grown in places we rarely look!).
If you area is humid, work on improving ventilation by using condensation and mould control measures, or dehumidifiers.
How to Get Rid of Mould:
Remember – if you can see mould, you don’t need a plumbing service! Simply follow the instructions below. If you do this, and can still smell mould, or suspect it’s presence, call us at The Local Plumbers for mould inspection and removal.
Alternatively, here is a Natural Mould Removal Spray:
To arrange a free quote on mould inspection or removal, call for a Plumber in Hull!