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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We spend so much time indoors that common problems – especially mould – can lead to serious health problems, including asthma and lung infections. Getting professional services from trained mould inspectors is the best way to test the quality of your air. But in the meantime, here are some ways to make sure the air quality in your home is free of dangerous mould levels. First steps: investigating your building Mould develops when spores, which circulate constantly in the air, settle on surfaces that are moist and shady. Its presence is usually marked by a musty smell and a black,…

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17
Feb
2014

What Can You Do To Prevent Mould?

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When it comes down to it, mould is pretty well everywhere. If you get it in your home, it can be difficult to get rid of. Taking the time to get rid of mould before it starts with a little bit of prevention can save you a ton of frustration and cash in the end. So, how do you prevent mould? We’ve come up with a few suggestions that can ensure you’re doing everything you can to ensure your home stays mould free. 1. Get Informed They say knowledge is power, and in this case, knowing how mould forms can…

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When a person finds they have mould in their home, they may not think it’s a big problem. If you can see or smell mould in your home, then you can bet you have at least a small mould problem. Do you know what to do when you find mould? We’ve compiled some initial steps to take. Should I Be Concerned? Is mould in your home really a problem? Yes. It mould can cause major respiratory problems if left untreated for long periods of time. As mould grows, the number of airborne spores increases and can affect your health more…

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Mould and mildew. These are two words you’ve heard together ever since commercials for bathroom cleaning products existed. But do we really think about what the difference is? There are quite significant differences. If researchers couldn’t tell between the two, they’d not have been able to come up with penicillin. Let’s take a look at the more striking differences between mould and mildew. Definitions Both are from the fungi family, but mould is a bit harder to classify. There are so many different types of microbes for mould, but mildew belongs to one particular group, called Erysiphales. Appearance You can…

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In the process of doing some renovations, you may come across mould. Painting over it may seem like a catchall solution. It’ll kill the mould and you’ll have a brand new coat of paint. Unfortunately, slapping on a coat of paint won’t make a mould problem go away. Before you apply a coat of paint, take these steps to get rid of the mould, so it doesn’t return after you’ve completed a paint job. 1. Find All Sources of Mould If mould is in one place, it’s likely to be in another. Inspect your home to find out where else…

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3
Jan
2014

What Is Black Mould?

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In all areas of life, you’ll find words or phrases that have taken on a life of their own and can strike fear in the hearts of most people who hear them. The term “black mould” has that ability with homeowners and many others in modern society. The legend of black mould is strong and it continues to grow. But what is it, really? Getting Technical Technically speaking, what we all know as black mould is actually “stachybotrys chartarum.” This type of mould, often shortened to “SC” is known for infesting materials with a higher than average cellulose content and…

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It’s probably safe to say that the majority of homeowners are aware that mold in the home is not a good thing. In fact, the presence of household mold has the ability to initiate large-scale renovations or cause prospective homeowners to pass on a home altogether. The reason for such strong reactions is the potential health risk that mold exposure brings with it. Common Issues For most people that experience health issues because of household mould exposure, the effects are more chronic than acute. That’s to say, they start small and build up over time. Some of the common health…

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Along with being a great place to store decades worth of junk, or a creepy reminder of all those scary movies you’ve seen, the crawlspace of your home is also known as a problem mould spot. In some cases, the mould may be under your house multiplying as it pleases for years and you won’t even know it’s there until a family member gets sick or you put your house up for sale and a home inspector finds it. Both of these scenarios are bad news for you, so it makes sense to deal with the problem before it actually…

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