25
Mar
2014

What is black mould?

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This fungus often lurks in flood-damaged homes and other damp buildings, growing insidiously between the walls. By the time the black mould’s growth is visible to the naked eye, less accessible parts of the building are often already contaminated. Here’s some information for anyone concerned about possible exposure to this toxin-producing fungus. Tiny and toxic Black mould is known among scientists by the name Stachybotrys chartarum. The fungus itself isn’t toxic but it produces a substance that’s naturally poisonous to humans and animals. In some cases, this fungus can be deadly. Indoor air quality experts have found that this mould…

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22
Mar
2014

The Realtors Guide to Mould

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  Mould is an inevitable circumstance that can affect any house on the market, causing realtors major headaches. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), it is highly suggested to seek professional help when there is an extensive amount of mould. In all cases, the underlying cause of mould damage has to be addressed and fixed in order to prevent regrowth. The mould will need to be properly assessed by a professional and a solution to control moisture in the area will be installed. It is crucial to hire a successful company that has environmental experience in mould…

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One of the most common areas for mould to form is around windows, usually due to leaks that lead to excess moisture buildup. Mould in unhealthy to breathe, especially for children or anyone with a weak immune system or respiratory problems. Here are some tips for dealing with this scourge. Wear protection Exposure to tiny mould spores can trigger allergic reactions, causing your body to react with itchy skin, watery eyes, coughing and wheezing, among other symptoms. That’s why it’s smart to limit your contact with these puny pests. Recommended gear includes: Rubber gloves Protective goggles A basic dust mask…

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The health risks caused by exposure to mould can sometimes be deadly. Mould lurking in the walls of your building could make your home unhealthier than a polluted city. Researchers have found that dampness and mould inside a building increase the risk of respiratory and asthma-related problems by 30 to 50 per cent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And dampness or mould in the main living area of a home may even cause asthma among children, according to the WHO’s report. The main ailments linked to mould include allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Here are the signs to…

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