What is Mould
Mould is a member of the fungi family, found both indoors and outdoors. It has an important role in breaking down organic matter. Fungi often form in a colony, appearing as a shade of white, grey, yellow or green. the form of fungi most commonly found growing indoors is referred to as mould, in some cases, however mould may not be visible but may have a musty odour. if it is allowed to grow, mould can contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Generally, mould does not result in any detrimental health effects. However, the health effects can be severe in a person with a compromised immune system, existing respiratory condition or sensitive immune system. If mould spores come in contact with the human body, they can cause a number of potential harmful side effects, Including:
- Chronic cough
- Hay Fever
- Head Ach
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Itchy eyes, nose and throat
Causes of Mould Growth
Moisture is an essential condition for mould growth. A primary objective in all mould remediation's is to identify the sources or causes of the moisture and eliminate or control them. Evidence suggests that flooding for periods as brief as 48 hours can lead to mould problems. possible sources of moisture contributing to mould growth are condensation and building leaks. once the source of moisture is controlled or eliminated, mould remediation activities can commence.
What do I do need to do?
If you are concerned you are living/ working in an environment where you are being exposed to mould, have an experience contractor come in for testing. If you are living with mould exposure HELUX Environmental Services can effectively and efficiently remove these materials from your home.
Contact us today for a free estimate on removing Mould from your home.