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All buildings require adequate ventilation. Poor ventilation can cause health issues and damp odour. A build up of condensation may result in mould growth.

 
   
   

 
 
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WHAT IS MOULD/MOLD?

Mould is a fungus that can grow on food or damp building materials. The mould prefers to grow in damp, dark and unventilatd areas. Appearing as a stain it comes in a variety of colours. Some types of mould may not be visible but but can have a musty smell or odour. Mould reproduces by releasing small pores into the air. Inadequate ventilation will allow a build up of mould and in turn ciontribute to poor air qualit.

WHERE DOES MOULD GROW?

Mould will grow in most parts of the house or building where the conditions are ideal, bathrooms, kitchens and laundries are known wet areas. Mould will be found on bedroom walls and around windows and cupboards.

WHAT CAUSES MOULD TO GROW?

A number of factors will cause mould growth, poor ventilation, moisture, high humidity, condensation, temperature, lack of sunlight, poor insulation.

HEALTH RISKS(Mould)?

Mould spores are present outdoors and are small enough to breathe them in, this is known to affect some people with asthma or allergies. Where mould is present indoors there is a higher concentrationof spores, this is known to trigger health problems. People who suffer from asthmas or allergies are prone. Mould spores can cause nasal congestion, respiratory infections, sneewing, coughing, skin and eye irritation and headaches.

HOW TO CLEAN MOULD?

Cleaning mould can have an adverse affect on your health, if in doubt seek a professional cleaning contractor. If you are going to clean affected areas it is essential that protective clothing and a mask are worn. It is imoprtant to kill the spores and wash down. Under no circumstances should mould be dry brushed as this will release spors throughout the property.

Using a natural cleaning product like vinegar and a small amount of water will kill spores and allow affective wash down. Clove oil is another natural product but must be diluted with water. Bleach will not kill spores and is not recommended.

HOW TO PREVENT MOULD GROWING BACK?

Cleaning mould will not solve the problem. Given the correct conditions mould will keep re-appearring. It is imperative to remedy the problem in the building. This requires correct diagnosis and treatment.

 
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