How to Remove Mould from Bathroom Ceilings in Singapore

Posted on June 20, 2023

The problem of mouldy ceilings is a common one faced by many homeowners in Singapore, especially in HDB flats and smaller condominiums.

This issue is primarily due to the humid climate in our region and poor ventilation inside many properties, particularly in the bathroom areas.

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If left untreated, mould can spread rapidly and become a significant issue that can affect the health of you and your loved ones. Continue reading this article for a guide through the process of combating and preventing mould growth in your home.

Understanding the mould problem

Mould growth occurs when there is poor ventilation in areas with high moisture and humidity, such as bathrooms. This starts with condensation that forms on walls and ceilings during hot showers, leading to the breakdown of paint and creating an ideal environment for mould to thrive. Within a short period, mould can spread throughout your entire bathroom if not addressed promptly.

The primary solution to the problem of poor ventilation, which is often the primary reason for mould growth in your bathroom, is the installation of a bathroom exhaust fan. These fans work by pushing air out of the room, either through a series of ventilation ducts or directly out of a property through an opening such as a window. This process creates a lower air pressure inside the room, allowing fresh air from outside to flow in and replace the stale air and humid air.

But before you install a ventilation fan

Before installing a ventilation fan, it is important that existing mould growth is addressed. Why is this important? Simply put, mould is a living organism that feeds on organic material and moisture. Even after installing a fan that effectively reduces the humidity in a room, any existing mould can continue to spread if it is not first properly removed. This is because mould spores, the equivalent of seeds for plants, can survive in harsh conditions and re-infest your home when favourable conditions return.

Another reason bathroom mould removal is important

Moreover, mould growth not only compromises the aesthetic appeal of your home but also poses significant health risks. Exposure to mould can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, headaches, and mood changes.

We can help you remove the mould and improve the ventilation

Understanding the intricacies involved in mould removal and the significance of adequate ventilation, our team offers a comprehensive package that takes care of both issues in a streamlined, effective manner.

Firstly, our team of professionals will assess the mould situation in your home. Using advanced techniques and eco-friendly products, we will thoroughly remove the mould infestation, ensuring the safety of your household during the process. Once the mould is eradicated, we will treat the surfaces with anti-mould solutions to prevent future growth.

Following the mould removal process, we turn our attention to the root cause of the problem: inadequate ventilation. Depending on the layout and specific needs of your home, we will recommend the best type of ventilation fan, be it window-mounted, ceiling-mounted, or inline. Our team is well-versed in the installation of all these types, ensuring that the process is conducted seamlessly and with minimal disruption.

When selecting a fan, we consider key factors such as the required air changes per hour, noise level, and your budget. We work with a wide range of top-quality fans, providing you with an array of choices to best meet your needs and preferences.

Other benefits of a ventilation fan

By installing a bathroom exhaust fan, you can significantly improve the ventilation in your bathroom, replacing stale air with fresh air, reducing humidity levels, and preventing excessive condensation. Not only does this improve the overall air quality, but it also creates a less favorable environment for mould to grow.

However, it's essential to choose the right type of exhaust fan for your bathroom. The three common types of exhaust fans include ceiling-mounted, window-mounted, and inline fans. The suitability of each type depends on the specific layout of your bathroom.

What ventilation fan will be installed in a HDB?

Only window mounted ventilation fans can be installed in HDB apartments, because there are no ventilation ducts installed in these apartments and the modification of existing walls and structures to install these ducts are not allowed.

And what fan will be installed in non-HDBs?

In non-HDBs, it depends on the layout of your property and how it was constructed. Our team can provide you with more information after you send us an image (or video) of your bathroom and tell us a bit more about the problem that you are facing.

Why you can count on our service

By choosing our mould removal and ventilation fan installation service, you're not just addressing the symptoms but also tackling the root cause of the problem. Our team is committed to helping you create a healthier, more comfortable living environment, free from mould and excessive humidity. We stand by our work, offering ongoing support to ensure that our solutions are effective and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Whether you're currently dealing with a mould problem or looking to prevent one, our comprehensive service package offers the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is in expert hands. With our skilled team at your service, you can breathe easy knowing that we've got you covered.

In conclusion

Repairs.sg offer comprehensive mould removal and ventilation fan installation services to solve your mouldy bathroom ceiling problem. Our team of experts can guide you through the process of choosing the right ventilation fan based on your needs. Key considerations include the required air changes per hour and the noise level of the fan.

Moreover, if mould has already started to form in your bathroom, we provide professional mould removal services. Once the mould is removed and the affected areas treated, we can proceed with the installation of the exhaust fan to prevent future mould growth.

The average cost for a ceiling mould removal and repainting service starts at $300, with additional costs if there are other surfaces that need treatment.

And the average cost for a window-mounted ventilation fan, including installation on a custom-fitted acrylic board and connection to your electrical circuit, ranges between $350 to $450.

What's next?

I hope this article has helped answer a few questions that you had about what to do when you have a mouldy bathroom ceiling in Singapore. If you have more questions you want answers to or want to have us help solve the problem, reach out to us we are happy to help you select the best available solution.

WhatsApp us at 9070 6060 if you are ready to speak to someone or get more information our mould removal and ventilation services.



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