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How to clean Black Mould

Black mould is a common problem that many homeowners face. It can be unsightly and also pose health risks if left unchecked. This article will explore the steps you can take to clean black mould and prevent it from recurring.


Step 1: Identify the Problem Areas


The first step in cleaning black mould is to identify the problem areas. Look for areas with high humidity or water damage, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Check for any leaks or water damage contributing to mould growth.


Step 2: Wear Protective Gear


Before cleaning, wear protective gear such as gloves, a mask, and goggles. This will protect you from coming into direct contact with the mould and any cleaning agents you may use.

Step 3: Clean the Area

To clean black mould:

  1. Use a TGA approved mould cleaning chemical

  2. Use a HEPA Vacuum

  3. Use a HEPA Air filtration device

  4. Scrub the area with a stiff-bristled brush and rinse with water.

  5. Repeat the process above

Step 4: Dry the Area


After cleaning, make sure to dry the area thoroughly. Use a fan or dehumidifier to help remove any excess moisture that may still be present.


Step 5: Prevent Recurrence


To prevent black mould from recurring, it's essential to address the underlying cause. Fix any leaks or water damage, and ensure the area is adequately ventilated. Consider using a dehumidifier to keep the humidity levels in check. Contact our mould inspection specialist if you need more clarification or professional help. They can come out to inspect your site using the latest thermal technology and air sampling to pinpoint the root cause of your black mould.


In conclusion, cleaning black mould requires identifying the problem areas, wearing protective gear, and cleaning the area with a TGA-approved mould remediation chemical, a HEPA Vacuum cleaner and a HEPA Air Filtration unit. The site will need to be dried thoroughly to prevent a recurrence. Following these steps, you can effectively clean black mould and keep your home healthy and safe.


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