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Mould thrives in damp areas with moisture and high humidity levels. Common causes include leaks, condensation, poor ventilation, water damage, and flooding. These conditions create an ideal environment for black mould spores to grow and multiply.
The risk of damp and mould in the home poses several risks to homeowners and tenants. It can cause structural damage to a landlord's building, trigger allergies and respiratory problems, and produce unpleasant odours. There are health risks of damp, especially for tenants with asthma, allergies, or weakened immune systems. Understanding and addressing the health risks for a landlord or tenant is of the up-most importance.
Mould growth releases tiny spores into the air, which can be inhaled by occupants. This fungus can cause allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and other health problems. Mould or dampness can produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) indoors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, leading to discomfort and public health risks.
While it's challenging to eliminate mould spores, you can take steps to prevent mould problems in your home. Cleaning and treating the affected areas with Home-Fresh® has been proven to inhibit the growth of mould. Proper ventilation, controlling humidity levels, addressing leaks and water damage, and regular cleaning and maintenance will also help.
Visible mould growth is an obvious sign, but a mould problem can also hide behind walls, in crawl spaces, or under carpets. Musty odours, water stains, peeling paint, and allergic reactions experienced by occupants can indicate the presence of mould. If you suspect mould but can't locate it, professional mould testing and inspection may be necessary and you can contact us for more information.
Small-scale mould growth can be cleaned with our black mould cleaner. However, for mould infestations, it's best to seek professional mould removal services. Contact us for more information. We have the expertise and equipment to get rid of mould and prevent further contamination.
Bathrooms, showers and other areas which encourage damp, high condensation environments are particularly difficult in terms of preventing mould. Thoroughly clean the area of black mould on walls or tiles then applying Home-Fresh® with adequate ventilation has been prevent mould spores growing on treated surfaces.
Health problems arising in mould removal indoors can understandably be a top priority. It can cause an allergic reaction, flare up asthma or worse. Cleaning walls or tiles of black mould spores and damp can typically be done safely by following proper precautions, such as wearing protective gloves, goggles, and a mask. However, individuals with mould allergies, respiratory conditions or a weakened immune system may be more sensitive and should consider consulting a professional for mould removal.
Without proper remediation treatment, mould return is completely normal in high humidity, damp areas without ventilation such as the bathrooms. But, you can stop mould from coming back. Home-Fresh® has been tested by HSE and Aston University and been proven to inhibit the regrowth of black mould spores. Ventilation to prevent condensation can also stop mould fungus coming back after remediation, as well as checking for a leak in the affected area.
When buying a house with mould, it's essential to have a thorough inspection by a surveyor, including checking for extensive mould and water damage, even in a new build. If mould is found, it's crucial to understand the extent of the problem for you as the homeowner and the necessary steps to rectify the mould problem before you buy a house. Common remediations for mould growth include extractor fans, good ventilation, and removing excess moisture from the air. A way to inhibit future growth of mould, stop musty, damp smells and keep unsightly stains is Home-Fresh®, contact us today to learn how you can get rid of mould in a new home.
Mould growth and mildew stains can be a pesky and unsightly problem in our homes. But fret not! You can get rid of mould spores and those stubborn black mould stains and regain a clean, fresh living environment. Here are some expert tips on how to remove mould and mildew stains in an affected area.
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