How To Clean Black Mould From Silicone Sealant?

How To Clean Black Mould From Silicone Sealant?

Black mould can be incredibly unsightly, especially in your bathroom or shower. It can also be exceedingly hard to get rid of due to the damp conditions of a bathroom. There are many different types of mould, however, black mould can be extremely dangerous and is best removed by a professional. Mould removal from silicone sealant can involve numerous steps with ventilation and protective gear, while black mould removal can involve further specialised equipment.   

Causes of Black Mould in Silicone Sealant  

Moisture, warmth, and a lack of ventilation are common causes of black mould in silicone sealant. When silicone sealant is applied to a wet area, such as a bathroom or kitchen, water can become trapped between the sealant and the surface, creating an ideal environment for mould growth. Furthermore, if the environment is warm and poorly ventilated, it can create a humid environment that encourages mould growth and the need for a mould remediation.  

Other factors that can contribute to black mould in silicone sealant include the use of a low-quality sealant that is not designed for high-moisture areas, applying the sealant in thick layers, and not allowing the sealant to dry sufficiently before exposing it to moisture. Before applying silicone sealant, it is critical to clean and prepare the surface thoroughly, and to use high-quality sealant designed for the intended use. Regular cleaning and a professional mould removal can aid in the prevention of black mould in silicone sealant. 

AllAces Cleaning & Restoration Mould Removal Inspections and Report Packages  

The AllAces Mould Inspection & Report is an on-site investigation determined to understand the full scope of known or suspected mould growth at your property. We conduct a thorough examination, learning more about the history of the building if required. The information gathered on-site is developed into a comprehensive report that outlines the suspected causes of black mould growth as well as a range of suitable mould removal and mould remediation strategies.  

Key elements of the report include:  

  • Identifying the severity and extent of mould growth  
  • Checking the humidity and moisture levels in the property 
  • Detecting the sources of moisture 
  • Recommendations for root cause rectification and symptom remediation  

AllAces has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Professional mould removal due to black mould in silicone sealant or a full-scale mould remediation of a property is possible with our trained technicians.  

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How to Prevent Black Mould in the Bathroom  

You can help to prevent black mould in silicone sealant in your bathroom and other areas by taking these steps: 

  • Proper ventilation: To reduce humidity and moisture, make sure your bathroom is properly ventilated. Allow moisture to escape by using an exhaust fan or opening a window during and after showering. 
  • Wipe down surfaces such as the shower, sink, and bathtub after using the bathroom to prevent moisture from lingering. 
  • Repair any leaks in your bathroom, such as a dripping faucet or a dripping showerhead, to prevent water from accumulating and promoting mould growth. 
  • Clean your bathroom on a regular basis with a mould-killing cleaner to keep mould at bay. Pay special attention to moisture-prone areas such as the shower, bathtub, and sink. 
  • Keep clutter to a minimum: Clutter in your bathroom can obstruct proper ventilation and make cleaning difficult. To make cleaning easier, keep your bathroom tidy and organised. 

By following these steps, you can keep your bathroom clean and healthy, preventing professional mould removal intervention. 

Why call in a professional? 

AllAces Cleaning & Restoration conduct all professional mould removal and mould remediation services in accordance with the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mould Remediation. Safeguard the wellbeing of your family and/or employees by allowing qualified technicians to properly treat the mould in your home or building. Our technicians are experts in the field, with training from both the IICRC and Australian College of Environmental Studies. The correct equipment, handled by professionals, throughout a complete, comprehensive remediation strategy provides the most effective mould removal solution.  

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Where can mould grow? 

Mould can grow in areas that are warm, damp, and poorly ventilated, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and attics. It can also grow on organic materials such as wood, drywall, carpet, and fabric. 

When does mould release spores? 

Mould can release spores at any time during its growth cycle, but it typically releases more spores when it is disturbed, such as during cleaning or when it dries out. The release of spores can contribute to respiratory issues and spread the mould to other areas. 

Which type of mould is dangerous?  

Black mould, also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum, is one of the most dangerous types of mould because it can produce mycotoxins that can cause respiratory issues, neurological symptoms, and other health problems.

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