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How to remove black mould from ceilings

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BettyBleue Tue 26-Jan-16 22:46:51

Hi, I have black mould on the ceilings of the bedrooms and bathroom in my house. In the past I have used bleach or white vinegar to remove it but it keeps coming back. Are there any suggestions on how to remove it so it stays away for a long time?

Thank you

wowfudge Tue 26-Jan-16 23:18:04

You have to prevent the mould from growing - so open the bathroom window after every shower or bath until the condensation is gone (better still, fit a decent extractor).

Heat and ventilate the rooms. Don't dry washing indoors around the house. Check whether there is rain water getting in anywhere and fix that. Insulate the loft or if it's already insulated make sure the eaves aren't blocked with insulation.

rabbit123 Tue 26-Jan-16 23:20:45

I'm with wowfudge. Makesure the rooms are well ventilated - open windows each day and let fresh air circulate. Don't let rooms get musty and damp.

torthecatlady Tue 26-Jan-16 23:28:42

Marking place for any other tips! wink

almondfinger Tue 26-Jan-16 23:46:42

To actually control and remove the mould/mildew in the meantime. Use Dettol Mould and Mildew remover. Is fab! Do cover your nose and mouth and I'd also wear glasses if you have to spray the ceiling. Leave it for 5 mins. Wipe with a clean wet cloth. Treat again if necessary.

Has worked wonders on all my windows and walls of late. I do try to ventilate the rooms daily, even if only for a few minutes. It has hardly stopped raining here since before Christmas. Drying inside is all I can do. I am now doing it by the fire at night.

In the process of building a super fantastic, heavily insulated house with a mechanical heat recovery system. To tell you I cannot wait to get the fu(k out of here is an understatement.

I wonder if that amount of mould is coming through the walls, what the hell is going on in the cavities. DH and DD are chesty and living here is not making matters better.

I do it weekly/fortnightly at the moment to stay on top of it.

BettyBleue Wed 27-Jan-16 21:43:45

Thank you all for your advice. I do keep the rooms well heated and ventilated and in the worst room I use a dehumidifier. I rent the property and the landlord won't do anything about the mould - I was just told to use bleach to clean it. I will try the dettol mould remover. I guess the mould has been particularly bad this winter because of all the rain. Hopefully as spring comes, things will improve.

Owllady Wed 27-Jan-16 21:46:15

Baby wipes get it off sad

AuditAngel Wed 27-Jan-16 21:53:30

In a previous house, which was a fairly new starter home, the cheap paint used by the builders went mouldy where the air was still (e.g. Behind the wardrobe and chest of drawers). Once the mound was cleaned, a cost of decent paint helped.

ouryve Wed 27-Jan-16 21:54:56

Yep, I need to do the boys' bedroom wall and ceiling with mould remover, again. It's been hammered constantly, this winter - if not with rain, with icy wind. The room gets aired as much as possible and has a vent in it - which is the worst culprit of all. The grille attracts condensation and there is now a dark streak on the wall, under it, as a result. It also lets horizontal rain into it - we had a water feature in our bathroom a few weeks ago angry

PolterGoose Wed 27-Jan-16 21:59:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BombadierFritz Wed 27-Jan-16 22:04:05

Can you go up and check the attic? We laid insulation and it solved this problem. Its quite cheap and there might be grants even for tenants sometimes

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