Black mould on underside of garage roof


A relative of mine has black mould on the underside of the roof in a concrete bolt together garage built about 8 years back.
One possible cause is the tumbler is in there and not vented which clearly needs sorting out. It has apparently been operated with the side garage door open, but I'd guess the steam went upwards into the roof space rather than 10 foot sideways!
That being said, the amount of mould is surprisingly significant - with patches of it under every corrugated roof sheet in the whole garage. Ventilation is actually pretty good through the ridge plate.
Could the steam from the tumbler be responsible for ALL this do you think, or should I be looking for other causes? Not clear how long the tumbler has been there or when the problem started but it sounds like it could be 2 years+ I doubt the tumbler - a mini one - has been used regualry.
Any recommendations for good mould remover/killers?
TIA Midge.
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"Midge" wrote:

Diluted bleach from any supermarket or mould killer solution from a builders merchant, B&Q, Homebase or similar, will kill mould.
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It's most likely the tumbler. Even with the door open the moisture will be much higher inside. The tumbler is emitting warm moist air that will condense on colder surfaces such as the roof. Imagine how that works in the winter.
I can visualise the door being closed after a drying session with the windows closed and a lot of trapped moisture.
If there was ventilation and little moisture there wouldn't be mould!
Paul

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