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The Importance of Mould Protection in Your Home

Noticing mould in your house is never a pretty sight. Besides the aesthetics, mould also has the potential to be harmful to the health of those living in the house. If you notice mould, the best way to go about it is to immediately address the issue before it worsens.

Mould thrives in wet and damp environments and if the root of the problem is not properly and effectively addressed in a timely manner, it will most likely return and continue spreading stains on your walls and ceilings. The most common cause of mould is due to excess moisture in the wall. Other causes include water from leaking pipes in your walls or rainwater seeping in from a damaged roof or damaged window frames.

Mould which is left for a long period of time has the potential to turn into black mould. Black mould can be a serious issue which can lead to serious health issues, especially with your respiratory system. So, it is better to sort out a mould problem as soon as you notice it to prevent any further issues.

One of the best and most effective ways to tackle a mould issue is to invest in modern ventilation. This means ensuring that there is continuous airflow circulating throughout your home to reduce condensation. This will prevent mould from growing. Other ventilation options include an air conditioner or dehumidifier, which will assist in keeping the humidity level low and therefore lessening the risk of mould.

Popular places where mould typically grows is in kitchens and bathrooms, as this is where a lot of humidity is left in the air such as steam from a hot shower or steam from cooking over a hot stove. However, it is important to note that mould can also appear in other areas of the home. It is a good idea to use exhaust fans that vent outside of your home for these areas in your home. Some DIY ways in which you can remove mould is by cleaning the affected area with fungicide or even some white wine vinegar, however, if the underlying damp conditions continue there is a high possibility that mould will return.

To permanently remove mould, you will need to make your home’s atmosphere less inviting to the spores. You can also make use of various waterproofing materials and damp-proof products to further prevent the occurrence of mould.

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