Before and after images of mould on a bathroom ceiling

We all like a before and after image and here are some mould removal examples.

We treated a bathroom  which, as you can see is quite badly infected with mould.

Mould Solutions don’t just treat the area affected, we treat the entire room. This is because mould spores are invisible to the naked eye, but are typically present on other surfaces in the room.

We always advise not to wipe or attempt to clean mould yourself as it becomes airbourne and it spreads, this is what Mould loves to do !

Mould on bathroom ceiling
Mould on bathroom ceiling
Black mould on bathroom ceiling
Black mould on bathroom ceiling
Black mould on bathroom ceiling
Bathroom Ceiling with black mould
Ceiling after treatment
Bathroom ceiling after Mould Solutions treatment
Bathroom Ceiling after Treatment
Bathroom ceiling following mould treatment
Bathroom ceiling after treatment
Bathroom Ceiling following mould treatment




Wardrobes and the problems with mould

How often do we check behind our wardrobes? Do we ever think there may be mould behind them? Well read on to discover wardrobes and the problems with mould.

I would say almost never!

Don’t we have enough to do?

We get so many queries with “there is a musty smell” and I can’t figure out from where. Lets look at a room where we recently investigated following a call from a concerned client.

We removed a wardrobe door, and internal shelving and here is what we discovered behind…

Mould on external wall behind a built in wardrobe

Now, you eagle eyed folk may notice a vent on the wall and wonder why mould still formed. It turns out the vent was completely covered with the curtains so it was effectively, ineffective.

Mould Solutions were called in to carry out our treatment process.

We start this by spraying the area with our specialised product, we leave it to do its work, which is to kill the mould.

We then wash down the area on completion and in this case, as the mould was quite bad, we repeated this process a couple of times.

Take a look at the end result!

Mould eradicated following mould removal treatment

As you can see the mould has now been eradicated, killed and gone.

We suggested to our client to change her curtains width so as to make the vent hole do as it is meant to do, ventilate. Keep an eye on external walls, and cold spots, we suggest at least an annual spring clean look in corners and wipe down external walls for any dust or indeed damp spots you may discover.

If you do have vents in your rooms it is important to check they are not obstructed with any furnishings or furniture and check that they are not blocked up internally.

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You can now contact Mould Solutions via What App

You can now contact us via Whats App.

Did you know that there are many ways to keep in touch with Mould Solutions – well, now there are more,

You can contact us via What App !

We listened to feedback from our Clients and we agree, it is so easy to send your mould or condensation photos to us via this messaging service.

Mould Solutions Whats App

We look forward to hearing the “ping” from your texts.

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Top 10 Simple Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

Top 10 Simple Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

Concerns about outdoor air quality have been the norm since the Industrial Revolution. We are all very familiar with the effects of smog and the depletion of the ozone layer on our environment, however poor quality air in your home also poses a serious threat. Here we will give you some practical tips to improve air quality in your home.

Everything from your central heating to the build-up of damp, mould & condensation, cigarette smoke and aerosols all have a detrimental effect on the indoor environment. As well as having negative health effects, these issues can also have a negative impact on your home itself. Smoke can stain walls, while damp can – if left to its own devices – rot and damage wood and plaster, leading to mould growth.

Unlike the outdoor environment there are no regulations controlling the air quality within our homes. To help you with this the Mould Solutions Team has compiled 10 simple tips to help you keep your home and family safe.

#1. Remove your shoes

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When entering your home, make sure you remove your shoes to avoid bringing pollen, dirt and dust indoors. If you have a porch it is a good idea to leave your outdoor footwear there or just inside the front door if you don’t have a porch.

#2. Eco-friendly cleaning products

Though rarely spoken about, the ‘fragrance’ from many household detergents and cleaning products is actually made up of a concoction of quite potent chemicals. Although you might think that you can prevent this problem by using non-scented cleaning products they actually still contain the same chemicals. The scent of a cleaning product is usually added after it has been manufactured to make it more appealing and ‘smell nice’ when using it in the home. Try to source cleaning products which are environmentally-friendly and work in exactly the same way as cleaning chemicals but without causing damage to your health, check for Organic on the label.

#3. Monitor humidity levels

With the right products, you can monitor the humidity of a given area and ensure mould should most likely not grow there. Ideally, a humidity of 30% to 50% will help to prevent the build-up of mould. Mould Solutions can provide a moisture test to check the humidity in a room.


#4. Ventilation

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Indoor Air Quality Open Window


A quick, easy and free way to improve the air quality of a home and although it may sound simple, but it is highly effective, simply keep windows open wherever and whenever possible, ensuring that there is a healthy circulation of air at all times.





#5. Houseplants

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Another easy, aesthetically pleasing and quick way to ensure good air quality is by having house plants in your home. They work to produce cleaner, fresher air for your home.

#6. Cutting out smoke

Although less & less people are taking up smoking, it remains a main cause of dangerous pollutants being breathed in the home. If you smoke, try to ensure that you do so outside, even if you don’t have children. This is not only damaging the property, it is damaging your own health and affecting those around you.

#7. Clean walls

Both for ensuring that mould is removed and avoided, and for removing invisible particles of dust & dirt, a quick clean of the walls – being careful not to damage the paintwork – can be very useful and effective.

#8. Fixing leaks

Although a major leak is likely to be repaired immediately, you may have areas that are not inhabited very frequently – utility rooms, attics etc – which may have small leaks. The water that can build from a leak may quickly create mould and damp if left undetected. Look up! Sometimes we miss the little things.

#9. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Though houses are required by law to have smoke detectors, their importance in air quality maintenance is underestimated. Ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working and checked regularly – they will detect smoke and harmful gases, as well as heat and fire.

#10. Clean bedding and upholstery

Carpets, bedding and upholstery hold on to odours, spores and other items that might impact negatively on the quality of the air you breathe. Ensure that these are washed regularly.


If you are experiencing mould, damp or condensation issues in your home

contact Mould Solutions today on (01) 8512480 or (083) 845 8090

Mould Solutions

February 2017


Remember to VENTILATE! You might be tempted to block up the vents with the cold weather looming but it comes at a cost! Blocking up vents means that you don’t get the fresh air you need to get rid of the moisture in the air before it condenses on the walls and ceilings to cause major damp and mould problems. You do need to ventilate.

Blocked Vent (Mould Solutions)

In years gone by, although we lived in draughty homes which proved very difficult to heat, they were usually well-ventilated. They were well-ventilated as a result of the draughts! Contrary to common belief this was actually healthier than living in a well-sealed, badly ventilated home which is commonplace nowadays. The old windows and doors and badly and often un-insulated walls allowed the heat and moisture to escape.

Nowadays people are of the belief that by opening a window or a door, all of the heat will escape as well as our hard-earned cash! People block up the air vents thinking that this will keep the heat in and prevent draughts and protect us from catching a cold or flu. However, the opposite is actually true – blocking up vents and not opening windows means that moist air cannot escape which causes condensation to form and ultimately mould to grow.

Another no-no is blocking an air vent by building a wardrobe in front of it. Damp manifests itself in wet patches, mould growth and a musty smell.

Good ventilation means keeping a constant flow of air within a house – fresh, clean air in and stale and moisture-laden air out.

Blocked Vent (Mould Solutions)

Good ventilation will remove the humid air before it has a chance to condense on cold surfaces which as we know, creates condensation and mould growth. If left untreated, damp and mould can lead to a host of problems such as corrosion of internal surfaces and even health problems, especially in vulnerable young children, elderly people and people with respiratory problems like asthma.


So remember “ Build Tight – Ventilate Right”

Mould Solutions – January 2017

Call Colm for advice today on 083 845 8090

Moving House ? Top tips from Mould Solutions

Mould solutions moving House
Moving house mould solutions

Moving house?



Mould and damp issues are often concealed with a lick of paint, but if the underlying

problem isn’t resolved; it won’t be long before the mould returns. It is not too difficult for a seller to disguise a mould problem, there are a huge range of home air fresheners available from scented candles to reed diffusers and room sprays.

Keep your eyes peeled for, water marks on walls (particularly recent-looking stains), or musty smells (particularly in bathrooms, kitchens or other areas with plumbing).


Mould Solutions mould under the sink
Mould lurking behind the cupboard under the  sink 


Here are some common places in a home where mould is likely to take hold:


#1 around leaking pipes, windows, or roofs (the constant supply of water gives mould spores ideal conditions to thrive)


#2 tightly sealed buildings (common with new construction and newly fitted windows). This may appear to be a good thing; however it can lead to excess water becoming trapped inside.


#3 homes with poor ventilation, over-watered plants, and housekeeping habits including ignoring dampness and not opening windows.


Mould lurking at the back of a cupboard

Most people wouldn’t dream of buying a secondhand car without a mechanic giving it the once over, however a huge amount of people don’t get a survey done prior to purchasing a house.

The idea that potential buyers may walk blindly into what is probably the biggest purchase of their life shows a peculiar lack of concern for their personal finances.

This lack of concern may possibly be based on the false assumption that the valuation report supplied to the bank to secure a mortgage is confirmation that the property is sound, and in good condition.

This however is not the case. The bank’s concern is solely that the valuation of the property is accurate and likely to withstand the elements for the duration of the mortgage term.


For the sake of a few hundred euros, getting an independent survey done could be the best money you’ll ever spend.

For further information on the treatment and prevention of mould/damp, contact Mould Solutions on

01 8512480


083 8458090


Mould Solutions

December 2016


Top Tips from Mould Solutions on getting your home Winter Ready!


Read on for our Top Tips for Mould Prevention and Removal from Mould Solutions

So  Winter  is well and truly upon us and in preparation for the cold and wet weather ahead, here are a few top tips from Mould Solutions on how to prepare your home to prevent water damage or mould growth that may come with the cold days ahead. Landlords also take note and talk to your tenants on checking their properties if you have not already.

#1 Remove any debris or leaves from your gutters and check them regularly for damage. Failure to do so can lead to leaks in your roof which is a major cause of mould build up in the home.

#2  Check window reveals  and cupboards for any signs of mould growth.  Mould can grow quite quickly especially if it’s given a warm moist environment which would be the case in most homes during the Winter.

#3 Check your attic to ensure that there is adequate insulation and ventilation.  This will keep your home toasty throughout the Winter and prevent the growth of mould.

#4  Leaks in the roof can cause mould. A roof that leaks into the attic might not be discovered until it has already led to mould growth.  Check the attic regularly for leaks and keep an eye on the ceiling below the attic.

#5 Drying clothes indoors on clothes lines or stands can cause humidity issues. Not only does high humidity feed mould, but it also means that damp materials in the house take longer to dry out. These damp surfaces can create mould growth of their own. Mould can become airborne and grow on not only bricks and mortar but also any textiles and furnishings in your home.

So follow these tips and get your home Winter Ready!

 For further information contact a member of the team in Mould Solutions on 01 8512480 or

083 8458090


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Ensure gutters are cleaned out

Sponsor Ring of Kerry Cycle

mould solutions cycle

Mould Solutions were delighted to assist a prestigious team of cyclists in their quest to take part in the annual Ring Of Kerry cycle.

The team travelled from Chicago, Ohio, Dublin and Cork to participate.

They set off from Dublin in our trusty Mould Solutions vehicle and travelled to Killarney, all packed up with their bicycles.

It took approx. 7 hours to cycle the famous Ring of Kerry, Mould Solutions congratulates each and every one of the team – Well Done to all the lads on the team and indeed the thousands who completed the course – not an easy task!

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