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Black Mould

Black mould, scientifically named Stachybotrys chartarum, is a fungus commonly found in damp environments. It exhibits a dark greenish-black colour and a slimy texture when wet. Thriving in areas with elevated moisture levels, black mould tends to grow in properties experiencing water damage or inadequate ventilation. While not all strains of black mould are toxic, it is crucial to promptly address its presence to prevent potential health risks and additional damage to the property.

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Black Mould in a Property

The discovery of black mould in your property can be worrisome. Typically manifesting in areas with persistent dampness, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and spaces affected by leaks or flooding, black mould can appear on various surfaces, including walls, ceilings, and household items. Its presence not only raises cosmetic concerns but may also signal underlying moisture issues requiring immediate attention. The key to effective removal of black mould and preventing its recurrence lies in identifying and eliminating the source of moisture promptly.

Causes of Black Mould

The primary cause of black mould is excessive moisture. Leaks, water damage, and high humidity levels create ideal conditions for its growth. Poor ventilation, especially in areas prone to moisture buildup, contributes to the persistence of damp environments. Identifying and addressing the root cause of moisture is crucial for preventing black mould infestations. Regular property maintenance and prompt repairs of water-related issues can significantly reduce the risk of black mould development.

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Why Choose Us

London Property Preservation is a local and trusted firm in the areas in and around London. With a strong passion for helping our customers combined with our great attention to detail, you can rest assured that your property is in the right hands.
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Damp Solution Specialists
Our team of staff is highly knowledgeable when it comes to finding and removing dampness from your home. With many years of experience in providing damp solutions and proofing services, our team is the go-to company for any damp problems.
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A Family-Run Business
London Property Preservation is a close-knit, family-run business of which we are openly proud. With open communication between the team, our services are seamless, efficient, and reliable.
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Solutions That Are For The Future
At London Property Preservation, we understand that dampness can be a reoccurring issue if the root issue is not amended effectively. Our mission is to protect our customers’ homes from dampness, in the present as well as the future.

What Our Customers Say

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hettie hunter
2024-06-13
Efficient, quick, honest, reliable and fantastic. Completely trustworthy and honest service. HIGHLY recommend. 👍🏻
Androulla Christofi
Androulla Christofi
2024-05-30
James was very punctual with an easy, friendly manner. He knew what the problem was as soon as he looked at it, did further checks to confirm this and clearly informed us on what steps would be taken to address the issue and what it would involve.
Christine Bell
Christine Bell
2024-05-28
Everyone was very pleasant, very helpful. Explained things I hadn’t realised. No complaints.
CT1980
CT1980
2024-03-21
James was very professional, kind and courteous! His expertise helped put our minds at rest regarding our enquiry. Should we require anything further in the future we will not hesitate to contact James and Co.
Cliff Tate
Cliff Tate
2024-03-17
James arrived on time, was very thorough in his investigating and informative. We would definitely use again if need be.
PA Jones
PA Jones
2023-12-12
We have used London Property Preservation Ltd on a couple of occasions recently and have had a very positive experience. Everyone is so helpful and polite, appointments kept and any concerns always answered immediately. The work that was carried out was done to a very good standard and the properties have been left clean and tidy at the end of the job.
Brijesh Patel
Brijesh Patel
2023-11-09
Excellent customer service from Denise from the start to the end. Work was done to a high standard & also would like to mention surveyor James who pinned pointed the cause of damp. Thank you all.

Our Process

The team at London Property Preservation understands that finding dampness in your home can be a worrying and distressing time. This is why we put great importance on providing a service that is efficient, simple, yet still accurate and reliable.
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Get In Touch
The first step for anyone worried about dampness in their home is to get in touch with a friendly member of the team. From there, they can help you arrange a free damp survey, based on your date and time requirements.
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A Specialist Will Survey & Investigate Your Home For Damp
Once the damp survey has been scheduled, one of our damp specialists will be around on the specified date to begin the investigation process. This will be as hassle-free as possible, to ensure there are minimal disruptions in your home.
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A Plan For Damp Removal & Damp Proofing Will Be Put Together
After our specialist knows exactly what work needs doing and what the cause of the dampness is, they can then put together a plan. This will go through what method of damp proofing needs to be taken, as well as extra recommendations to avoid any future issues.

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Get Rid of Black Mould

Removing black mould involves a combination of cleaning and eliminating the source of moisture. For small infestations on non-porous surfaces, a mixture of water and detergent can be used for cleaning. Larger infestations or mould on porous surfaces may require professional intervention. Eliminating the source of moisture, whether it’s fixing leaks, improving ventilation, or addressing water damage, is essential for long-term mould removal. Protective gear, such as masks and gloves, should be worn during the cleaning process to minimise exposure.

Health Effects of Black Mould

Exposure to black mould can have health effects, especially for individuals with respiratory conditions or weakened immune systems. Symptoms may include nasal congestion, throat irritation, coughing, and skin or eye irritation. Prolonged exposure may lead to more severe health issues. Vulnerable populations, such as children and the elderly, are at higher risk. If you suspect black mould in your property, it’s advisable to seek professional help for safe and thorough removal to minimise health risks. Taking preventive measures to control moisture levels and improve ventilation is essential for long-term health and well-being.

Types of Damp Proofing

Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Plastering
Our plastering and replastering services allow your walls to be revived from dampness. There are many possible causes for dampness occurring on your walls, which is why we put such a strong focus on providing leading-quality plastering services.
We specialise in providing solutions and treatments for any wood or timber surfaces that are struggling with dampness. Utilising the latest techniques and equipment, you can rest assured that London Property Preservation will take care of your dry rot treatment requirements.
Rising damp, although rare is very important to treat sooner rather than later. This type of dampness can cause structural damage in the long run and should be looked at by professionals as soon as possible.
Basements are more prone to receiving dampness than other areas in a home, and therefore, basement waterproofing is a popular process for the team here. Rejuvenate your basement into a usable or living space by damp proofing.
Condensation is one of the biggest causes of dampness in UK homes, which is why condensation control solutions are crucial if your home is struggling with the correct levels of ventilation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not all strains of black mould are toxic, but it is crucial to address its presence promptly. Prompt action helps prevent potential health risks associated with exposure to mould spores and avoids further damage to the property.

Black mould often appears in areas with persistent dampness, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and spaces affected by leaks or flooding. It can grow on various surfaces, including walls, ceilings, and household items.

The presence of black mould not only poses cosmetic issues but may also indicate underlying moisture problems that need urgent attention. Identifying and eliminating the source of moisture is crucial for effective black mould removal and preventing its return.

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London Property Preservation is one of the leading property maintenance companies in South London and the surrounding areas.

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At London Damp Solutions, we invite you to connect with us for all your damp-proofing needs. Our team of experts is ready to provide tailored solutions, ensuring your property remains safe and dry. Whether it's damp surveys, dry rot treatments, or plastering, we are just a call or message away. Don't let dampness compromise your property's integrity. Reach out today for professional assistance.

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