HG teams up with Shelter and Shelter Scotland

We are excited to be joining forces with Shelter and Shelter Scotland to ensure those living in unsafe conditions have a place to turn for trusted expert advice on damp and mould.

11.8 million people suffer with significant damp, mould and condensation in the UK, with 51% of private renters living with it in their home. Too many people are living in unsafe conditions that risk their health.

That's why Shelter, Shelter Scotland and HG are proud to partner to provide support for people living with damp and mould. Together with you, our partnership will enable us to create new and innovative online tools that could help 150,000 people get the advice and guidance they need.

Read more on the website of Shelter.

* HG UKI Ltd. is proud to give 5% of sales from each mould spray sold between 15/11/2023 and 15/05/2024 o Shelter (charity no. 263710 England and Wales, SC002327 Scotland). This campaign is expected to raise £135,000 and payments will be capped at this amount. 

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HG teams up with Shelter and Shelter Scotland

How can you help?

HG will support this vital project by giving 5% of sales of its mould spray until mid of May 2024 and promoting shared expert knowledge on damp and mould. Find the promotion online and in store across multiple retailers including Amazon, Wickes and Travis Perkins.

If you are looking for housing advice on conditions including dealing with damp and mould please visit the following Shelter advice pages in your location: 

Retailers where you can buy HG mould spray

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Media coverage

Our collaboration with Shelter and Shelter Scotland has already garnered significant media attention, including coverage from The Guardian and The Mirror. Below, you'll find a selection of articles about this wonderful partnership.

Media coverage

Our expert on mould

Mould at home is unhealthy and dangerous, so it's best practice to clean it as soon as possible. Our HG expert explains what works and what doesn't when removing mould so you know exactly how to do it safely in one go.


About HG

HG is the expert in specialty cleaning in and around the house.   With more than 300 products in our portfolio, we have the solution for every problem. With offices in Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Italy and the United Kingdom, our mission is to get our products into all kitchen and bathroom cupboards in Europe. 

About Shelter

Shelter is a charity which helps millions of people in the UK every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness. What we do? Home is a human right. It's our foundation and it's where we thrive. Yet, every day millions of people are being devastated by the housing emergency. We exist to defend the right to a safe home. Because home is everything.

For more information: https://www.shelter.org.uk/ 

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FAQ's on mould

Which types of mould are commonly found in the house?

There are various types of moulds. Mould in a house generally involves Stachybotrys (black mould), Alternaria, Aspergillus and, Cladosporium. The colour of mould in a house differs, but usually, it is white or black mould. The spores of mould can be created by damp problems in a house, but they can also enter through a window, door, or air grill. The mould usually stays behind on walls and/or ceilings, which produces white or black mould. Dead mould also still contains substances that are harmful to human health. Removing mould as quickly as possible is important.

What are the most common problems with mould in a home

Mould in the home can be formed in various rooms or surfaces. The 3 most common problems with mould in a home: 

  1. Mould in the bathroom
    Mould in the bathroom is a common occurrence. Warm water vapour produced by showering or a bath produces condensation. This happens at the time that water vapour cannot be discharged adequately. It condensates on walls, the ceiling or windows. The surface of walls or the ceiling is rough, and that means they absorb damp easily. A mouldy wall or ceiling is a common problem in the bathroom. 
  2. Mould in the bedroom
    Not just in the bathroom, but mould can also occur in the bedroom. Mould develops in damp and warm rooms. If a bedroom is not ventilated properly, mould quickly forms because the damp cannot leave the room easily. In the bedroom, mould can spread with spores that float in the air. These spores end up on walls and windows, which causes mould. If you have mould on the wall, it is important to strip the wallpaper first.   
  3. Mould in the cellar
    A cellar is also an ideal room for mould. A cellar often does not have a window, which means there is insufficient ventilation. Cardboard boxes, wood and fabrics are ideal nutrients for mould in a cellar. Mould in a cellar is bad for your health and that makes the room unusable. 

    Mould in the house is bad for your health. It does not make a difference whether it concerns mould in the bathroom, bedroom, cellar or any other room. Removing mould is important, but dealing with the causes of mould is just as important.

How to get rid of mould?

You can remove the mould with vinegar or soda. Alternatively, you can choose HG mould spray or HG mould remover foam spray.

How do you remove mould from a wall?

Spray your wall with vinegar or soda. Leave to work for an hour and then clean the surface with a sponge or a brush. Do you want to have mould removed quickly? Go for HG mould spray or HG mould remover foam spray.

How do you remove mould from the bathroom?

You can remove mould from the bathroom with soda, vinegar or one of the HG products. Go for HG mould spray or HG mould remover foam spray.

What causes mould?

The cause of mould in the bathroom, bedroom or another place in the house is a surplus of humidity. Mould can only develop in damp conditions. Mould comes from damp issues. So apart from removing the mould, you also need to deal with the damp issue. These are the 3 most common damp issues:

  1. Penetrating damp
    Problems with the humidity of the facade can result in penetrating damp. Humidity of a facade that does not dry out properly can penetrate to the internal walls. The result is often damp walls, where mould can form. Penetrating damp is often a problem in houses with cracks or damaged joints. Besides removing mould from the damp internal wall, you can impregnate the facade. Impregnation prevents penetrating damp in the facade. 
  2. Condensation
    When warm air cools down, condensation is formed. The warm air condensates on walls, the ceiling, or the windows. If the warm air is not discharged properly, the condensation has the chance to develop further into mould on the ceiling or the wall. Condensation can arise due to showering, bathing, drying clothing, or hot steam during cooking. 
  3. Rising damp
    In older houses there is often rising damp. This is due to a damp seal that does not work properly, which means humidity from the soil rises into the walls via the foundation. It means that walls can become extremely damp in some places. The humidity from the soil contains bacteria and salts, which means you can end up with mould, and  efflorescence on the walls. Efflorescence is a white deposit that is particularly visible on brick walls. 

Why do I have trouble with black mould?

Black mould is caused by damp conditions. This may have various causes, including rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation or a leak.

How can I get rid of black mould?

There are various DIY products you can use to remove black mould. For example, soda, bleach, detergent, ammonia and cleaning vinegar. You can remove the mould effectively with a special spray, such as HG mould remover foam spray

How can I prevent black mould?

As with other types of moulds, regular ventilation of the rooms in the house is important to prevent black mould. Pay particular attention to wet rooms, such as the bathroom.


FAQ's on collaboration with Shelter and Shelter Scotland

What is the collaboration and what will it enable?

HG is joining forces with Shelter [and Shelter Scotland] to ensure those living in unsafe conditions have a place to turn for trusted expert advice on damp and mould. 

11.8 million people suffer from significant damp, mould and condensation in the UK, with 51% of private renters living with it in their home. Too many people are living in unsafe conditions that risk their health. 

For this reason Shelter, [and Shelter Scotland] and HG are proud to partner to provide support for people living with damp and mould. Our partnership will enable us to create new and innovative online tools that could help 150,000 people get the advice and guidance they need. 

HG will support this vital project by giving 5% of sales of its mould spray until mid of May 2024 and promote their shared expert knowledge on damp and mould with the charity and its communities.

What will the collaboration support?

The monies generated from the campaign will enable Shelter to improve their online digital advice and guidance sections on their website, allowing more people to get the expert online advice they need on damp and mould issues. 

Why did HG partner with Shelter? 

After working with Shelter and B&Q to support households living with mould by doing community clean ups, we wanted to make more of a difference. This, coupled with the cost of living crisis, we know that damp and mould is only going to become more of an issue for households across the UK and working with Shelter will allow us to reach more households and provide expert advice on how to treat and prevent the issue.

What are we hoping to get from the collaboration

We are hoping to reach as many people as possible that need help and advice for living with mould and damp. Every household is at risk of mould so the scope for supporting people across England and Scotland is huge. We want to share our heritage of mould and damp expertise and support those struggling with current issues and provide advice for minimising the risk for every household.  

What advice would we give people suffering from damp and mould

Mould can form anywhere in a home. The most common problems are mould in the bathroom, bedroom, or cellar. Moulds develop in a damp area and need nutrients to survive. Plaster on the wall, but also the ceiling, wallpaper, wood, or fabrics are nutrients for mould in the home. For your bathroom, we recommend to warm up the bathroom before showering or using the bath and make sure the bathroom is well ventilated.