How to Remove Mould From Blinds

How to Remove Mould From Blinds

The importance of removing mould as soon as possible

Mould is an issue for a number of reasons, with the main problem being how your body reacts to it when particles are inhaled. It can cause minor respiratory issues such as a blocked or runny nose, and can be dangerous for asthmatics.

How do you remove mould from blinds?

Before starting the process, the most important thing is to ensure you’re wearing a mask to avoid breathing in any particles!

The first step to removing mould from your blinds is to take a cleaning brush and use it over the affected areas. Make sure not to use one with super tough bristles as it can damage your blinds. Just gently brush over, and don’t brush too hard in any one area.

While there are many cleaning options to try on your blinds, the first one is vinegar, as this is the least toxic. You can also use antibacterial wipes.

How choosing the right window coverings for your space can help reduce mould

Not all window coverings are suitable for every area of your home. Fabric blinds are much more delicate than timber-look or aluminium options and can make it easier for mould build-up to occur.

Blinds for wet areas

One of the best ways to avoid the build up of mould on your blinds in the first place, is by choosing window coverings which are water resistant or are better suited to humid environments.

For wet areas, one of the best material options for blinds is aluminium. Aluminium is easy to wipe down, won’t warp and doesn’t absorb moisture like fabric blinds can. This is why aluminium Venetians are a great option for a bathroom, laundry or kitchen.

Another option for wet areas is timber-look Venetians. These blinds give your home the look of a real timber blind without the delicacy that comes with it.

Timber grains can swell when they come into contact with water, risking damage and warping occurring. Timber-look avoids this as these blinds are made from PVC.

Tips for keeping your home mould-free long-term

Mould is a common occurrence in many homes, but there are ways you can reduce the likelihood of it.

Ventilation is key

Air flow is a must-have for creating a mould-free environment in your home! Simply opening your windows regularly helps to reduce humidity and let in fresh air.

You also want to eliminate any areas where moisture can build-up. Things like leaks or heaters can add moisture into the area, which mould loves! By reducing this, you’re limiting the environment mould can live in.

Regular cleaning

For any humid areas, keeping on top of regular cleaning can reduce the chance of mould building up. After cleaning, ensure to thoroughly dry the area so you don’t have added moisture.

Frequently asked questions

Why is mould growing on my blinds?

Mould starts to grow on your blinds due to the condensation that builds up, creating the perfect environment for spores to thrive.

This build-up mainly happens due to poor ventilation when showering or using indoor heaters.

What is the best mould cleaner for blinds?

Depending on the level of mould growth, you might be able to use vinegar or antibacterial wipes, or you could need to use stronger chemicals. In this case, calling a professional cleaner can give you better results and keep you safe from any chemicals used.

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