How to eradicate Mould with Inducoat Fungi
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Mould has been big news in the UK over the past year, with several, often tragic, cases highlighted in the news.
As well as being unsightly, mould can be dangerous. It is essential for health, maintenance and aesthetic reasons to eradicate mould as quickly as possible. If you have any respiratory conditions, killing the mould is critical for your health, and even if you consider yourself well, you must act quickly to prevent the mould from causing illness or damage to your property.
Over the years, we have tried many different mould removal systems with varying degrees of temporary success. In late 2021, we were introduced to Inducoat Fungi, a mould removal system with a difference.
In most anti-mould paints, the active ingredients are additives, and the additives are often biocides that leach into the atmosphere. Biocides can be harmful; they can harm anyone breathing them in if they leach into the air.
As the biocides leach into the atmosphere, the amount of biocide in the paint reduces, which makes the paint less effective. The efficacy of the paint continues to decline until no active ingredients are left. Mould can now grow again.
Inducoat Fungi is engineered with the active ingredients part of the paint molecule, meaning they do not leach into the atmosphere. The significant advantage of the anti-mould product staying put is that the levels do not decline.
The efficacy of Inducoat Fungi remains constant for the entire length of time the paint is on the surface.
Hamill Decorating Services is the only approved applicator of Inducoat Fungi in Scotland.
If you would like us to help you with your mould issue, get in touch here: https://hamilldecorating.com/contact/
How to do it yourself
If you would like to have a go at removing the mould yourself, here’s how to do it:
- Safety precautions: Before starting the mould removal process, wear protective gear such as gloves, goggles, and a mask to prevent direct contact with mould spores.
- Identify the source: Determine the cause of the mould growth and address any underlying issues, such as leaks or excessive moisture. It’s crucial to fix the source of dampness to prevent future mould growth.
- Prepare the area: Clear the affected area by removing any furniture, carpets, or objects that could be contaminated or hinder the cleaning process. Cover nearby furniture or objects with plastic sheets to protect them.
- Dry brushing: Use a stiff-bristled brush to remove loose mould spores from the surface. Initial brushing helps prevent the spread of spores during the cleaning process.
- Inducoat Cleaner: Dilute the cleaning solution in nine parts to 1.
- Application: Apply the cleaning solution to the affected areas. Spay enough cleaner to the affected area to make it wet. Leave it in place for 24 hours.
- Apply Fungi anti-mould paint: Prepare the surface as with any other paint.
- Apply one coat of anti-fungal paint. Allow it to dry, then apply a second coat. You have protected your property against mould.
- Dispose of contaminated materials: If you use disposable cleaning materials, such as brushes or cloths, seal them in a plastic bag before discarding them to prevent the spreading of mould spores.
- Preventive measures: To prevent future mould growth, ensure good ventilation in the room, control humidity levels, and address any water leaks promptly. Consider using mould-resistant paints or coatings for added protection.
If you would like to buy Inducoat Fungi, click here: https://hamilldecorating.com/product/inducoat-fungi-2-5l/