Many homeowners contact Landlord Property Maintenance with concerns about mould in their homes. They are curious about how it got there and the proper disposal methods. We want to address all these questions in one blog post to know what to do if you find mould in your house.
The Source of Mould
In dry areas, mould spores can survive for months or even years. But the dormant mould will begin to grow when the right conditions exist. That mould will likely be growing in any wet or dark areas of your house. Your home’s water leaks and moisture issues may provide the ideal conditions for mould growth.
Why Mould Grows on Walls
Mould will grow on your walls if it lands on moist walls. According to research, mould can start to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours. A small patch of mould on your wall can increase and spread over time. Even though it can be cleaned up, the best way to get rid of mould is to find where the water is coming from.
Mould in your home can cause health problems
If you don’t get rid of mould in your home, it can pose serious health risks. Mould spores can cause lung problems and infections if you breathe them in. Mould spores can also make you sick if you breathe them in. Asthma is a common health problem, especially for babies, kids, and people over 65.
Reduce Condensation causing mould
Condensation is one major source of mould. Water vapour in the air will condense on cold surfaces and cause condensation in your home. As a result, a wet atmosphere is created that is ideal for mould formation.
Penetrating Mould Caused by Moisture
Mould can grow in your home if there is the dampness that gets inside. This indicates that your walls must be appropriately sealed outside to prevent water from entering your home. Some products can protect your home from penetrating damp, but we recommend that you call in a professional to look at the dampness in your home and advise you on how to get rid of the dampness and stop it from causing mould.
Growing Black Mould due to Increasing Humidity
Walls with black mould are likely affected by growing moisture. Even though the black mould can be removed easily, this will not solve the issue. The mould can’t grow unless the moisture source is removed.
Prevent Mould from Walls
You can use special cleaning agents and tools available nowadays to remove mould from your walls. Unfortunately, the mould will return unless the root moisture issue is resolved.
Invasive Mould and How to Prevent It
Keep your living area as uncluttered as possible to prevent mould growth. While trying to reduce dampness and mould, proper ventilation is essential. The best way to eliminate excess moisture is to let fresh air circulate through your home by opening windows. Dampness and mould growth are problems that can come from using radiators to dry towels and other clothing items.
Minimize the possibility of mould growth in your home by clearing out clutter, leaving windows open, and limiting the number of times you dry your clothes inside.
Nonetheless, please get in touch with us if the mould in your house is spreading or returning. We can check your home for mould, determine what’s causing it, and offer solutions. After providing honest feedback, we will suggest solutions for eliminating mould from your property.
Health problems can become far more severe if mould is left unchecked. In addition to making your home unhealthy, mould can cause expensive structural damage if not removed.