EMPLOYING A PROFESSIONAL MOULD REMOVAL NORTHERN RIVERS COMPANY CAN AVOID SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY OUR MOULD REMOVAL NORTHERN RIVERS EXPERTS
What are the main illnesses mould can cause?
In addition to general respiratory problems, having mould present within your property can also cause or aggravate ailments including:
- General allergies and reactions
- Infections and illnesses of the lungs, such as bronchitis
- Joint pain
- Skin sensitivity
- Immune system deficiencies
- Memory loss
- Disorders of the neurological and nervous systems
Left unchecked, mould has exponential growth potential, meaning your health can continue to suffer. Ensure you act fast and contact our mould removal Northern Rivers team today,
Where can mould grow?
Mould grows in areas that are dark, warm, damp and lacking proper ventilation. Moisture rich rooms such as kitchens, laundries, and bathrooms are generally the most prone to mould growth. Other common places include floors, walls, appliances, and carpets.
Often, mould grows in more difficult to reach places, such as inside walls and behind large pieces of furniture. For this reason, it’s important that your home is thoroughly inspected before considering improvements, renovations, or construction of any kind. All wood materials must be provided with time to dry out before covering over them.
If you believe you have areas of your home or office that could be affected by mould, contact our helpful team. We can come to your residential or commercial property, conduct a full inspection, and offer mould prevention solutions to suit your unique space.
How can I prevent mould growth?
When first developing, mould can take several days to appear on surfaces. Often, the damage is being done before you have any visible signs of it. Therefore, preventative treatments following deep cleaning and sanitising is critical.
Mould needs three things to grow: moisture, food (organic materials such as wood and paper), and still air.
As it thrives in moist environments, reducing the humidity of your property is a great first step. In addition, maintaining airflow and moderate temperatures is critical. Check your property for signs of water leaks and storm damage as well.
Keep areas prone to mould clean, sanitised, and as dry as possible. It can also be beneficial to check and clean behind items in your home that usually remain untouched for years. Think fridges, washing machines, cabinets, bed heads, and cupboards.
Applying preventative treatments are key. As mould removal Northern Rivers and remediation specialists, we know that keeping your home clean and safe is imperative for the health of you and your family. We can both provide appropriate recommendations for your needs and carry out the works required.
Ways to prevent mould growth myself?
While mould removal Northern Rivers should be left to the experts, there are 4 things you can do yourself to stop mould from growing in the first place.
- Avoid using carpets in the most humid areas of your home such as the bathroom and laundry. Ensure any bathmats are washed and air-dried regularly.
- Turn on your fan, air conditioner, or dehumidifier during more humid months. This reduces the excess build-up of moisture and contributes to improving airflow in the home or office.
- Apply antimicrobial primers when painting your home, particularly in more mould prone areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. This can also be beneficial outside the property on shady areas of fences and walls which tend to remain damp long after it’s rained.
- Maintain your plumbing appropriately to avoid potential leaks and ensure drainage is working. Do not ignore signs of plumbing or drainage issues!
MOULD REMOVAL NORTHERN RIVERS SERVICES
If you have mould in your home, you need to act quickly.
At least get some information from our advice line so you are aware of your Northern Rivers mould removal options.
Mould is a tricky issue that can suddenly appear within any room in your home. Especially living in the sunshine state, Queensland homes are more susceptible to a mould infestation due to warm, humid weather that the state experience all year round. When mould appears in your home it doesn’t only have a negative impact on the visual appearance of the space but can also have terrible effects on the structural integrity of your property. However, there’s no need to fret. Today we are going through the mould removal process and ways you eliminate mould for good.
What is Mould?
So, we’ve all seen mould before but what actually is the small dark greens spots growing in your home? Mould is a type of fungi that are naturally occurring organisms and can grow virtually grow anywhere in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Mould growth can occur on a variety of items, including:
Mould can begin growing in as little as 24 hours and loves to inhabit spaces that are damp and poorly ventilated. It reproduces by making spores that then travel to other areas and attach themselves to new surfaces. These spores reach new areas through the air, by water or even by attaching themselves to animals.
Why is Mould Removal Important?
Mould removal is imperative not only because it looks unsightly in your home, but it can also be extremely harmful for those who live in the space and also be an indicator of other issues in the property. Mould produces allergens which are substances that are classified are irritants and can cause allergic reactions. In some cases, mould even produces toxic substances. When inhaling mould, it can leave people with symptoms such as:
- A runny nose
- Red eyes
- Skin rashes like what occurs as a result of an allergic reaction
Once the mould is inhaled, aside from experiencing adverse reactions, it makes the simple task of breathing difficult. When the mould spores enter the lungs, they become inflamed as a result of trying to fight the mould spores. This causes the airways to contract as they try to rid the foreign object making it increasingly difficult to breathe.
Safety Precautions for Mould Removal
Before getting underway with mould removal or even simple prevention measures, it’s important that if you’re doing it yourself that you use the correct safety precautions. Mould is very dangerous and needs to be handled correctly to prevent any adverse health effects as well as the chemicals that are often used for mould removal. Our top tips to ensure a safe environment for the process are:
- Use old clothes to prevent any permanent damage
- Gloves and protective eyewear are a must.
- Wear a protective mask to prevent mould from entering your lungs or fumes from chemicals
- Create ventilation in the room by using exhaust fans and opening doors and windows
- Wash clothes separately to others once finished with the process
It’s also recommended that anyone with pre-existing lung conditions such as asthma should never try removing mould at home, even if it’s only a small amount. If this, is you, reach out to our team today to see how we can assist you. If you do have a lung condition but aren’t completing the removal, it’s best if you leave the environment while the mould removal is happening to prevent any pre-existing conditions from being aggravated.
Before reading about our top tips for mould removal, it’s important to remember that these are only ideal for removing a minimal amount of mould or as a prevention method. For serious mould infestations, it’s important to have professionals take care of the issue to ensure it is handled correctly, and no permanent damage has been done. If this sounds like you, you can contact us today.
1. Check for Leaks
To avoid having to go through an entire mould removal process, it is ideal to prevent mould from occurring in the first place. Checking areas that are common for leaks such as your roof and ceilings helps prevent water from pooling and aiding mould growth. It’s also important to frequently check for blocked gutters and downpipes to ensure water isn’t pooling outside your property and providing the perfect conditions for mould growth.
2. Prevent Damp Areas
Another way to avoid the mould removal process altogether is to prevent dampness lingering in your home. Particular rooms within your home are more susceptible to mould growth in comparison to others, for example, your kitchen, bathrooms and areas used to dry clothing. The easiest way to help prevent these areas from being consistently damp is by opening a window or using an exhaust fan to ventilate the space and clear any moisture as quickly as possible.
3. Home Mould Removal Solutions
When searching for mould removal tips you’re frequently inundated with a large amount of home mould removal solutions. These solutions usually involve ingredients such as vinegar as are used to eliminate mould from your home. Home remedies are perfect to incorporate into your cleaning routine ad a method of prevention. For mould removal, these solutions may work for a small amount of mould but if you want to ensure it is removed correctly and safely it is best to reach out to professionals.
4. Professional Mould Removal Company
The best option for mould removal is contacting an expert in the field. It may not initially sound like the most cost-effective option but after investing excess money and time into trying to remove the mould yourself, you’ll be wishing you hired some experts instead. At South QLD Restoration we have years of experience removing mould and can help eliminate small amounts of mould to large infestations throughout entire properties. We also simplify the entire process for you by helping complete insurance reports, so you have everything you need when you need it.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, contact us today to get your mould under control today!
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