The ugly looking mould can cause major health problems. People who get exposed to mould have chances to experience problems like irritated eyes, stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing or wheezing and irritated skin. It is advised to eradicate mould in an early stage as it takes only 24-48 hours to grow and form a colony. Alongside, health problems it also creates structural issues and decreases the value of your property.
Causes of mould
The major reason for mould occurrence is higher humidity and lack of ventilation because of tight seal around the windows and doors. Especially in the areas with a Mediterranean climate, for example, mould removal Adelaide should be made a priority. People from other parts of Australia are also well acquainted with the issue of mould.
Additionally, there are other causes of mould such as leaks in plumbing, drainage problems, leaking tanks and entry of moisture from outside the building.
Places likely to have mould
The walls and roofs of poorly ventilated rooms are most susceptible to have mould. Basement is also a common area to develop mould. Similarly, it can grow in and around shoe racks, behind furniture and in wardrobes.
Safety Comes First
Be mindful, removing mould can be harmful to the pregnant ladies, children, people with lung and heart disease and low immune system. Make sure you take all the necessary safety measures before removing mould. You should wear face mask, protective eyewear and gloves to avoid direct contact with mould spore. And if you are allergic to the mould, it is better to call in professional mould remediation experts.
There are three steps to eradicate mould beforehand;
1: Address problems
It is good to identify the cause of the mould first and then apply remedies to remove it. Foremost, start ventilating and heating building to decrease the likelihood of mould growth. Repair the tank leaks and drainage problems. And to stop moisture problem, choose appropriate paints and plaster additives. Clean your rooms and washroom weekly. Keep your food in open, dry places.
2: Clean mould from walls
- You can apply a solution of 1 part vinegar and 3 parts of water.
- Apply a solution of 1 part of bleach and 3 parts of water .
- Two teaspoon of tea tree oil in two cups of water can also be applied on the affected area
- Use Hydrogen peroxide solution as per the instruction given on label.
You can use scrub or stiff-bristled brush to rinse the affected areas. In case of large area, you should take help form mould removing experts.
3: Dry the area
Dry the vicinity properly to prevent mould return. Remove any plaster from the internal walls. Once it gets dry, you can test if there is any mould spores left in atmosphere.