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Black Mould In Conservatory? Here's What To Do...

black mould in conservatory

Mould is not a problem that you ever want to have to deal with, but the reality is a lot of homeowners find themselves face to face with new growths of mould on a regular basis. 

There are a large number of types of mould that can growth in your home, from cladosporium sphaerospermum in the bathroom to wallemia sebi on the carpet. Sometimes, it can feel like there is no getting away from a common problem that can have major consequences on your home environment.

Finding black mould in conservatory spaces is one such problem that can seriously impact the look and feel of a conservatory. As with all types of mould, the best way to tackle a conservatory mould problem is to understand why the mould is growing and face it head on.

Only by taking out the mould can you get back to enjoying the very best that a conservatory space has to offer.  

What is Black Mould?

Known as stachybotrys chartarum, black mould can easily be identified by its black or green colour. It is a very common type of household mould and is not exclusive to conservatory spaces – it can grow in most places in your home. 

The mould, or fungus, is considered to be harmful to humans as the substance is toxic. This means that exposure to black mould can cause a number of health problems. You may find that exposure to the mould causes irritation or an allergic reaction.

Prolonged exposure to black mould, or inhalation of the mould, could even cause more severe health problems like nausea, breathing problems and suppression of the immune system.  

Like many types of mould, black mould requires moisture to grow, and can often be found in areas where there is excess moisture and where it is warm. 

black mould in conservatory

For the complete elimination of black mould, where there are no leaks, the solution often lies in reducing the humidity of a space, which means lowering the amount of water that is in the air. A lower humidity reduces the chances of condensation forming and leading to damp, which in turn leads to mould growth

How Can You Get Rid of Black Mould?

Removing the mould with cleaning spray is the best way to get rid of it in the short term, but to eliminate the problem in the long-term, you need to change the environment in the area that it’s growing. 

The first point of call is to make sure that your conservatory isn’t leaking. If there is a guttering problem, or your conservatory isn’t properly sealed, then a significant amount of excess water could be getting in and creating the perfect environment for mould growth. 

For the complete elimination of black mould, where there are no leaks, the solution often lies in reducing the humidity of a space, which means lowering the amount of water that is in the air. A lower humidity reduces the chances of condensation forming and leading to damp, which in turn leads to mould growth.

There are many ways to improve your home environment for yourself and make it less prone to mould growth, such as:

  • Decreasing your moisture output, such as by covering pots and pans whilst you’re cooking
  • Closing kitchen and bathroom doors when you’re cooking or showering
  • Improving the ventilation in your home, such as by installing extractor fans in the kitchen
  • Opening the windows more often to allow moisture to escape
  • Regulating the temperature in your home to keep it more consistent

When it comes to black mould in a conservatory, one of the best solutions that you can invest in is conservatory roof insulation. 

black mould in conservatory

At Home Logic, we specialise in all things relating to conservatories, from the construction of new ones to the improvement of old ones. If you’re struggling to banish mould from your conservatory or are looking to make your conservatory more suitable for your family, then we can help!

Tackling Black Mould with Conservatory Insulation 

There are a number of excellent benefits that you get when you install conservatory roof insulation, including improving the energy efficiency of the space. However, when it comes to mould elimination, there are a few benefits in particular that are of the most importance:  

Heat Loss Protection – Installing high-quality insulation will help to prevent around 90% of conservatory heat loss, making your conservatory warmer. A warmer conservatory can be less prone to mould growth. 
Heat Regulation – Conservatory insulation helps to regulate the heat in a conservatory and improve the overall temperature, reducing the risk of condensation and improving the comfort levels in a conservatory.
Vapour Control – Multi-foil conservatory insulation includes a vapour control layer, which protects the conservatory against damp problems and condensation. 
By combining conservatory insulation with great ventilation in your conservatory, you can create an environment that doesn’t readily support the growth of mould – keeping your conservatory looking and feeling great. 

Home Logic: The Service for Conservatory Improvements

At Home Logic, we specialise in all things relating to conservatories, from the construction of new ones to the improvement of old ones. If you’re struggling to banish mould from your conservatory or are looking to make your conservatory more suitable for your family, then we can help. 

To learn more about Home Logic conservatory services, submit an enquiry through our website by clicking the button below, or call our friendly team today on 0800 1700 636!