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How To Get Rid of Mould In Your Home

Mould is a common problem in many homes across the UK, plenty of homeowners wonder if it is possible to safely remove this themselves without the need for calling in a mould removal specialist.

If you want to understand more about mould in homes, if you are able to remove it, and who to call for a proper removal, read on!

What Exactly is Mould?

Mould is a type of fungi that are naturally occurring organisms, it grows best in damp and poorly ventilated areas, and reproduces by making spores. Mould is practically everywhere, with it often growing on food, furniture, fabrics, carpets, walls, paper, timber and plumbing.

How Does Mould Grow?

Mould growth occurs when there is a water source or moisture present in an environment with limited or no sunlight.

Building materials such as wood, carpet and other household materials that are exposed to moisture in an indoor environment provide an ideal place for mould growth to occur.

Can You Remove Mould Yourself?

You can attempt mould removal yourself, however, scrubbing the mould, particularly black mould, will aggravate the spores to release more and it can spread rapidly, making a very small issue, a much larger one.

Proceed with caution and be aware you may well make the problem a lot worse.

Trustworthy Mould Removal Specialists in Swansea

Attempting mould removal yourself isn’t the best move due to the risk of worsening your situation...as professionals, we would always advise talking to someone that knows what they are doing first, to assess how advanced your mould issue is.


At Rainbow South West Wales, we cover Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and a much wider radius in the SA and CF postcode area. If you would like to enquire about our damp diagnosis and mould removal service in South Wales, feel free to get in contact with one of our specialist cleaners today!