Mould is a major headache for thousands of households throughout the country, it is unsightly, smells and will contaminate your clothes, furnishings and leather goods
Black mould growth is generally not very nice, it is unpleasant to have it in your home, it is embarrassing to have friends and relatives see mould growing across your walls and ceilings and it will affect your health.
Many people think that it is caused through dampness. However, 80-85% of mould problems are attributed to one specific type of dampness - condensation - which is manmade dampness. Only 15-20% of mould problems arise from leaks, floods, rising or penetrating damp.
Condensation is most prevalent at certain times of the year although with the right conditions, it can occur at any time of the year. Homes are most susceptible during the renown ‘Condensation Season’ – October through until April when it is a common sight to see condensation on windows, usually in the mornings in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
The air within your home contains water vapour – the amount depends on the number of people living in the property and temperature in your home. The warmer your home is the more moisture that can be held, however, when moist air comes into contact with either colder air or a cold surface, it is unable to retain the same amount of moisture and the water is released to form condensation on the surface.
The average family of four can produce up to 15 litres of water vapour in a day through normal activities of washing, bathing, cooking, clothes drying and breathing. That’s an awful lot of condensation and it has to go somewhere.
Older properties, particularly solid wall – solid brick, solid stone, solid concrete are much more prone to condensation and mould problems because the walls are much colder than modern properties with cavity walls and good insulation.
Fifty years ago most houses had high natural ventilation with sash windows and open fireplaces and the level of insulation was low. In recent times natural ventilation has been greatly reduced by the introduction of double glazing, draught excluders, fitted carpets, the removal of open fireplaces and the introduction of central heating. Homes have now become sealed boxes and create the perfect condition for condensation and mould to occur.
The effectiveness of MGC products has been proven from over five decades of successful application private homes and the social housing sector housing sector throughout the UK.
Tests on our products have been independently carried out by the Building Research Establishment, Paint Research Association and several other independent laboratories which demonstrate the effectiveness of the materials in eradicating mould.