Dangers Of Mold And How Mold Remediation Can Eliminate Those Dangers

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Mold has existed on Earth for millions of years, it is effectively a bacteria that grows wherever there is moisture. In fact, it is a type of fungus and it is rarely pleasant to look at.

But, mold is also a health issue. The level of the issue will depend on how sensitive you are to mold, some people will experience no symptoms while others will display the following:

  • Irritated throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Excessive coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy skin

However, in some case, where people have a high sensitivity to mold, an allergy, or are suffering from an immune compromising disease, mold spores can cause lung infections. This will make it difficult to breathe and leave you potentially needing hospital treatment.

No matter what your level of risk it’s a good idea to consider removing the mold from your home.

Fortunately, this is easier than you think!

Cleaning

The first step is to clean any existing mold from your walls, floor, and furniture. You should use a mold-killing cleaner and make sure it has anti-mold or anti-fungal properties.

It’s worth noting that bleach is particularly effective at killing mold and cleaning the area, but you need to dilute this and wear protective clothing when using it.

This will remove the mold but not eliminate the issue.

Remember, mold needs moist conditions to survive. That’s why you’ll find it near leaks in your property, specifically dripping pipes or leaking roofs.

Fix The Issue

You need to repair any leaks, this will help to stop the moisture levels in your home rising and attracting the mold spores.

You also need to consider if damp is coming through your floor or walls. If your property is missing a damp proof course, or it is damaged, then damp can rise into your home from the floor and cause mold.  You’ll need to have a damp proof course added.

Alternatively, your home can become damp if the soil is packed against the walls, lowering the soil level and rendering the walls will help to resolve this issue.

Maintenance

The real secret to preventing future mold problems is in controlling the humidity levels in your home. For this, you should consider talking to a specialist in air conditioning in Sydney. They will be able to advise you regarding which is the best unit for your home and budget.

Air conditioning cools the air and removes humidity, making it a much less attractive environment for mold spores.  It can also help to make you feel more comfortable in your own home.

Don’t forget that a good air conditioning unit can also be used to heat your home.

It is always important to remove mold, regardless of what it looks like. There is no such thing as ‘safe mold’ if your home has mold you need to remove it and find the cause. Fixing the issue will help to ensure that the mold doesn’t come back.

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