What’s That Fungus on My Wall?

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON August 15, 2022

Your home’s brickwork and exterior walls are exposed to the elements. That means they can be affected by various natural phenomena, including mould and fungus. When you notice something on your wall that looks like it shouldn’t be there, you can immediately become suspicious. At the same time, you might be unsure of what it is and if it’s anything to worry about. Fortunately, most types of fungus and mould that might grow on your brickwork are easy to address.

If you’re worried about mould or fungus looking unsightly or damaging your brickwork, you can clean it off and restore your walls.

Signs of Fungus or Mould on Brickwork

If there is mould or fungus on your brickwork, you’re likely to spot the visual signs. It could look white, green, or black, and you might feel that it makes your walls look pretty grubby. Mould and fungus could look like moss or other organic matter. While some people might not pay it much attention, you might want to remove it as soon as you can.

As well as visible mould growth, you could see signs such as cracked and peeling paint or a smell coming from your brickwork. You can notice that the wall feels wet and soft or see stains on the wall too. Additionally, you could see signs of mould or damp inside your home.

Should I Worry?

Mould inside your home needs to be removed to prevent health problems and protect your interior walls. But what if you see mould or fungus on external brickwork? Do you need to be worried about it or can you leave it alone?

Mould on exterior walls may be less of a worry compared to finding it on interior walls. There’s more ventilation outside so the health problems that mould could cause aren’t as urgent a concern. However, mould growing outside can still be a health hazard, and it doesn’t make your home look nice. Mould can also start to cause problems for your brickwork, eating into it and leading to cracks and worse. Addressing your exterior mould problem is the best thing to do if you want to remove these problems quickly.

Cleaning Mould and Fungus from Brickwork

Removing mould and fungus from your brickwork will help to preserve it so that you can avoid costly renovations later.

You might have tried to remove mould from brickwork yourself, but it can be tricky if you only have standard domestic cleaning supplies. After putting in some elbow grease, perhaps you’ve given up. But there are multiple solutions you can use if you want to remove mould from your walls.

Firstly, you can try a range of household products and solutions to remove mould. Products such as hydrogen peroxide and chlorine bleach are good options for killing mould and might help to prevent mould from coming back. However, you might also need to make some repairs to ensure mould doesn’t return.

If you can’t clean off the mould or just don’t want to, call in professionals to do it for you. It saves you the effort and makes sure the mould is safely and effectively removed.

Token Cleaning use a variety of brick and stone cleaning methods to effectively clean all types of surfaces without causing damage. Before commencing, we carry out site surveys to establish which method will be successful. Contact us now on 01279 422 752 or email office@tokencleaning.com. Alternatively you can request a quote by clicking here.