Mould is a harmful bacteria
Make no mistake about it!
Health authorities recommend that all mould should be eliminated and the underlying cause be dealt with immediately to prevent potential health problems associated with mould. Once mould spores are breathed in, they can attach themselves to your internal organs and continue to grow in ideal conditions. The more you are around mould, the more sensitive you become. You may think you have a cold or blocked nose, but these can be the symtoms caused by mould allergies.
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Take steps to rid mould immediately after any moisture problems are remedied
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Ten important mould facts you should be aware of:
- Allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints are associated with mould exposure.
- Mould cannot be completely eliminated in the indoor environment, controlling moisture is the best way to control indoor mould growth.
- If mould is a problem in your home, indoor workplace or school, you must clean up the mould and eradicate the moisture source.
- To prevent mould growth, repair the source of the water problem or leak.
- Mould growth can be decreased by reducing indoor humidity (to 30-60%). You can reduce indoor humidity by: venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture generating sources to the outside, using de-humidifiers and air conditioners, increasing ventilation, and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, cleaning and dishwashing.
- Damp and or wet building materials and furnishings should be cleaned and dried within 24-48 hours to prevent mould growth.
- Use insulation to help prevent condensation on cold surfaces (e.g windows, piping, exterior walls, roof and floors)
- Do not install carpeting in areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem (i.e concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation)
- Mould can grow on wood, paper, carpet and foods – in fact, on virtually any substance where moisture is present.
- Always deal with any problems involving water and moisture seepage promptly