How to keep your bathroom sealant free of black mould

Want to find out how you can keep your bathroom sealant mould-free?

 

The first thing you need to do to prevent this problem from occurring in the first place is to choose a high-quality bathroom sealant and adhesive such as BT1, the latest development in bathroom sealant and adhesive technology. BT1 has revolutionised the industry and brought the future of anti-bacterial sealants HERE.

With its TRIBRID® technology, we’ve created a unique product that has the power to resist bacteria and prevent microbes, fungus and so on from breeding on its surface. Unlike silicone sealants that act as the perfect breeding ground for black mould, BT1 makes it easier to maintain a clean and hygienic surface free of solvents and isocyanates.

 

Why is black mould in bathrooms so common?

Black mould is so common in everyday households because people are unaware of the importance of choosing the right bathroom sealant. Black mould produces mycotoxins and it’s these compounds that can cause health issues when inhaled. Black mould can cause increase the symptoms of asthma and hay fever and cause further issues such as nausea, itchiness, sneezing, nose irritation and breathing difficulties.

It’s safe to assume that if you have a silicone sealant in your bathroom that is covered in thick, black mould, you’ve got a problem. Even the highest-quality ‘anti-bacterial’ sealants on today’s market can’t resist bacteria as well as they claim. Over time, bacteria forms and mould develops on the surface of such sealants because they lack the unique resistance to mould and fungal infestation.

You may even notice mould forming on other parts of the bathroom besides the usual places like the ceiling and the corners. If you don’t tackle the issue quickly, mould growth can get out of control and spread to the tiles, grout, around the bathtub, shower and even on the shower curtain.

 

How to remove old bathroom sealant

The best way to solve this issue and prevent black mould from growing in your bathroom is to remove the old silicone sealant with help from a multi-purpose solvent, such as MultiSolve from C-TEC. MultiSolve is designed to safely remove all traces of adhesives and sealants, including your old bathroom sealant. One of the best characteristics of MultiSolve is that it’s a fast-multipurpose solvent degreaser and leaves no oily film. Plus, it’s safe to use on painted surfaces, vinyl, most plastics and even glass.

With MultiSolve, you can quickly remove the old silicone sealant in the most efficient and effective way possible. When all of the old sealant is removed, you can start fresh with BT1 and use it to seal your bathroom fixtures including tiles, around bathtubs, showers and so on.

When all of the old bathroom sealant is removed, you’re ready to replace it with BT1. This excellent sanitaryware product is ideal for use in public health institutions and everyday households. BT1 has proven to reduce bacteria by up to 99.99%, which means if you’re serious about keeping your bathroom sealant free from black mould, you NEED to use BT1.