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Don't ignore that mould on your wall or ceiling, act now to get mould removal

Mould has been a common problem in many households and buildings Australia-wide, especially on the East Coast, within the last 24 months. It is a fungus that thrives in damp and humid conditions and can cause adverse health impacts on humans. In this article, we'll explore the dangers of mould and the mould removal process.


The Danger of Mould

Mould can be a severe health hazard, especially for people with respiratory problems, allergies, or weakened immune systems. Inhaling or ingesting mould spores carries considerable risk to occupants of the premises.

Mould causes a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Respiratory problems, including coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath

  • Allergic reactions, such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes

  • Skin irritation and rashes

  • Headaches and fatigue

  • Fever and flu-like symptoms

  • Wrath of the eyes, nose, and throat

  • Lung infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia

Side effects of mould exposure can be mild or severe, depending on the individual's sensitivity to mould and the extent of the disclosure. People with pre-existing health conditions are more vulnerable to the effects of mould.

Mould can also cause structural damage to buildings. It can weaken walls, ceilings, and floors and cause discolouration and odours. In severe cases, it can even cause buildings to collapse.

The Process of Mould Removal

The mould removal process involves:

  • Identifying and addressing the source of the problem.

  • Removing the mould.

  • Preventing it from coming back.

Here are the steps involved in the mould removal process:

  1. Inspection: A professional mould removal service will conduct a site inspection to identify the mould problem. They will look for visible signs of mould, such as discolouration, musty odours, and water stains.

  2. Assessment: Based on the inspection, the mould removal service will assess the level of contamination and determine the appropriate course of action. This may involve testing the air and surfaces for mould spores and identifying the type of mould present.

  3. Containment: The affected area will be contained to prevent cross-contamination with other parts of your home or building. This may involve sealing off doors and windows, using negative air pressure, and setting up air filtration systems.

  4. Removal: The mould will be removed using specialized equipment and cleaning agents. Depending on the extent of the contamination, this may involve removing contaminated materials, such as drywall, carpeting, and insulation. The mould removal service will thoroughly clean and disinfect all affected areas.

  5. Prevention: Once the mould is removed, steps will be taken to prevent it from returning. This may involve fixing any moisture problems, such as leaks or inadequate ventilation, and dehumidifiers and air purifiers to control humidity levels and improve air quality.

  6. Verification: After the mould removal process is complete, the mould removal service will conduct a final inspection and testing to ensure that all mould spores have been removed and the air quality is safe. They may also recommend ongoing maintenance and monitoring to prevent future mould problems.

Conclusion

Mould can be a severe health hazard and should be taken seriously. If you suspect a mould problem in your home or building, it's essential to contact a professional mould removal service as soon as possible. They have the experience and equipment to identify and address the source of the problem, remove the mould safely and effectively, and prevent it from coming back. By taking prompt action, you can protect your health and prevent further damage to your property.


Don't hesitate to contact your office if you are unsure whether your house or office is contaminated. One of our IICRC Certified Mould Inspections can visit you onsite for a free mould inspection and mould removal plan.

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