Mould is a form of fungi which can inhabit building structures and organic substances. Mould will only grow within a sufficiently moist environment with very poor ventilation.
Airborne mould spores are found within all indoor and outdoor environments and are invisible to the naked eye this is until they land on damp areas and grow.
Unfortunately there is no way to completely eliminate mould spores from your home without controlling the amount of moisture within the environment.
Moisture control is the key to mould control. When water leaks or spills occur indoors – act promptly. Any initial water infiltration should be stopped and cleaned promptly. A prompt response (within 24 – 48 hours) and thorough cleaning, drying and or removal of water damaged materials will prevent or limit mould growth.
A reputable contractor such as Juvenaire will ensure the appropriate steps have been put in place to assist in minimizing the water damages as well as reducing the disruption and regeneration of mould.
Concerns & Tips
Should I be concerned about mould?
It all depends on how much mould there is. Small amounts of mould such as mildew on a shower curtain) are not a major health concern. Large quantities of mould growth, however, are an important health concern. In addition, mould can damage building materials, finishes, and furnishings and, in some cases, cause structural damage to wood.
How will mould affect me?
Most people have no reaction when exposed to moulds. Allergic reactions, similar to pollen or animal allergies & irritation are the most common health effects. Exposure to moulds may also aggravate asthma. In very rare cases, fungal infections from building‐associated moulds may occur in people with serious immune disease.
How can I Prevent Mould in the future?
The key to preventing and stopping indoor mould growth is to control excessive moisture and condensation. Keeping susceptible areas in the home clean and dry is critical. In general, mould will not grow indoors without water, dampness or excessive moisture.