‘Don’t use bleach’ to remove mould as it doesn’t ‘kill spores’

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'Game changing' hack to cure damp, mould and condensation

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Whether it’s mould in grout, on windowsills or on walls, most people seem to be suffering from mould problems. While mould may not seem like a big issue, it can cause health issues and can look unsightly in and around the home. Damp and mould can lead to respiratory issues, allergies and asthma. It can also have an impact on your immune system.

Fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, have shared their tips for removing mould from your home.

The cleaning and lifestyle influencer has more than 4.5 million followers on Instagram and often shares her garden and home tips online.

Fans of hers have taken to social media in recent years to share their own hacks for solving common household problems.

On one such group, Facebook user Charlotte Louise Henson asked: “Hi what’s the best thing for mould? It’s on the windows, the windowsills, doors and walls.

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“Have previously just used a damp cloth but that’s not really working. We are trying to ventilate the rooms but difficult as some don’t have windows to open etc. Thank you.”

The post was inundated with more than 120 comments from Mrs Hinch fans with the most popular suggestion being to use Astonish Mould and Mildew spray.

Christyanne Thistlethwaite said: “Astonish Mould and Mildew is amazing. I use it all the time in my house.”

Sarah Stewart replied: “Astonish Mould and Mildew cleaner and having heating on low all day.”

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Michelle Derges wrote: “Astonish Mould and Mildew is amazing. I wouldn’t be without it and on windows rub raw Fairy washing-up liquid on them and buff it off with a tea towel or hard towel. Works wonders for condensation build-up.”

Clare Friis commented: “I use Astonish Mould and Mildew and also HG Mould Cleaner, but only on windowsills and painted walls.

“I wouldn’t use on wallpapered walls or anything like that as they both have bleach in them.”

Naomi Lawrence replied: “Astonish Mould and Mildew has been the best I’ve tried.”

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Catherine Lane suggested: “Astonish Mould and Mildew is great. Stops it coming back as well if the area is ventilated.”

One item Mrs Hinch fans warned others not to use was bleach because it encourages mould to re-grow.

Kelly Beech said: “Mould thrives with bleach. The bleach gets rid of the black staining but doesn’t kill the mould spores unfortunately.”

Donna Cartwright replied: “Please do not use bleach. A dedicated mould and mildew spray will work so much better.”

Lisa Hodgson agreed and wrote: “Watch when you use anything with bleach in it as it leaves salt deposits which mould thrives on, which is why it comes back. Use white distilled vinegar to clean it.”

The reason bleach shouldn’t be used is that it contains 90 percent water and mould thrives on water.

When bleach is used, the chlorine in the bleach evaporates leaving behind the water which then soaks into the surface allowing mould to thrive.

Astonish Mould & Mildew Blaster costs 95p from Wilko, 99p from Asda and £1 from B&M.

Other suggestions for removing mould included using Cillit Bang Mould removal spray, Listerine mould wash, Flash mould spray, peroxide and HG mould spray.

Kelly Burnett said: “I have the same problem I use Cillit bang mould spray it’s fantastic.”

Gill Harrison suggested: “I agree with the mould and mildew remover first. I then heard that Listerine mouthwash apparently stops it from coming back. Haven’t tried it yet.”

Jess Wort commented: “The Flash mould spray is UNREAL. It literally just disappears.”

Sharon Rowe wrote: “Funnily enough I used HG mould cleaner yesterday. Very impressed, sprayed foam on, leave 30 minutes and voila.

“Just ate the mould away. No scrubbing is needed. Just wipe off after. No staining, just beautiful clean walls again – very pleased!”

Gaynor Birnie replied to the post: “Apparently peroxide is good for getting it off. Silicone so would probably work on stubborn areas.”

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