Mould on skirting boards? Why it happens and how to get rid of it

mould in corner of room on walls and skirting board
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Mould on skirting boards is not only unsightly but it usually points to a bigger issue. If mould is left unresolved, it can have health implications and the cause could damage your home.

Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prevent, treat and cure this problem and removing mould from walls once the issue has been dealt with should not be too troublesome either. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.