When you notice the early signs of mould in your property, you have a limited time to prevent it from spreading and becoming a bigger issue. Although you cannot remove the mould yourself, you can stop the spread in its tracks and keep your home safe.
ICE Cleaning is a mould remediation company that specialises in removing all traces of mould and mildew. Its Dewpoint-accredited technicians identify the source of the mould, advising you on how to prevent its return to your property.
Read on to learn more about mould and how to prevent its spread.
What is mould?
Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in moist and humid environments. It grows swiftly within indoor environments due to the source of organic materials and water in homes. Areas where water and heat accumulates, such as the kitchen or bathroom, are most at risk of mould growth.
Environments, where porous materials such as fabric, wood, or sealants are available, could harbour mould spores for long periods and enable the spread. This makes it difficult to remove as mould spreads through airborne particles that seek out other porous surfaces to hide.
What are the risks of mould?
Individuals that experience allergies, asthma, or chronic illnesses are more at risk of suffering severe symptoms from mould. Infants, children, and the elderly are also more vulnerable to the effects. Children who grow up in a mould-infested environment are more likely to develop asthma.
The symptoms of mould toxicity are like cold or pollen allergies, but they can develop if mould lingers in your home. In rare cases, some may develop severe illnesses triggered by mould, so you must remove it immediately. You could suffer from symptoms like:
- Irritation in the eyes and nose
- Coughing or wheezing
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
How to stop mould from spreading
You must not try to remove mould yourself. Aggravating the mould with DIY solutions or scrubbing the surface growth encourages it to release spores, only exacerbating the likelihood of spread. Because mould spores are always present, you will never be able to kill the mould.
However, you can prevent the spread by changing a few environmental conditions within your home. Changing your cleaning methods or upgrading your home may be the key to halting it. You could:
- Improve ventilation in your home
- Wipe or clean away condensation
- Improve the insulation
- Fit double-glazed windows
- Dry clothes outside or on a heated clothes horse
- Use extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom
- Close doors to the bathroom and kitchen when in use
If you require mould removal services, ICE Cleaning’s expert technicians can offer effective and rapid mould remediation. Its extensive cleaning programmes will cater to your need, and mould-related services come with a lifetime guarantee* to ensure the mould never returns.
ICE Cleaning is available nationwide, 365 days a year, 24/7. Its technicians can be on-site within a few hours in an emergency.