What Causes Mold in Houses and Homes

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00July 2nd, 2018|house, mould, news|

What Mold Needs to Grow Mold needs these conditions before it can begin to grow in a home: Mold spores A food source (eg wood, drywall, cotton) Darkness (mold can't grow under ultraviolet light) Warmth (mold can't grow in freezing temperatures) Oxygen Moisture (eg water leaks, humidity) Enough time (most molds can begin to grow [...]

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Mold in House on Walls, Ceiling, Windows

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00June 23rd, 2018|hospitality, house, mould, news|

Removing Mold on Walls     If you have mold on the walls in your home then it's usually easy to remove. If the wall is non-porous then you can simply wipe the mold away using a wet cloth. You can also use a mold killing product if you like. The killing mold page describes how to [...]

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Signs of Mold in House

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00June 18th, 2018|hospitality, house, mould, news|

Allergic Symptoms from Mold   If you are having a problem with allergies then there's a good chance there could be mold growing somewhere in your home. Common allergic reactions to mold include sneezing, sore eyes and a runny nose or nasal congestion. Do you notice your allergic reactions are worse when you're at home [...]

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Mold Symptoms in Humans

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00June 8th, 2018|hospitality, house, mould, news|

If you have a mold problem in your home you are probably suffering several of the symptoms of mold. In fact many people suffer symptoms from mold and don't even realize it, instead assuming their symptoms are from hay fever or a cold.         Types of Symptoms from Mold There are three [...]

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Mould in Australia

By |2018-06-01T07:34:12+00:00June 1st, 2018|house, mould, news|

Experts are warning Australians don't realise how "dangerous" mould issues can be, with one calling for building code changes.   Building code changes are needed to address "dangerous" mould issues blooming in many Australian homes, an expert says. It's particularly problematic in newer and more energy efficient apartments with poor ventilation, according to microbiologist and [...]

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MOULD: Everything you didn’t want to know

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00March 30th, 2018|house, mould, news|

Exposure to mould can cause throat, eye and nose irritations, respiratory complaints or allergic reactions in some people. The most vulnerable people to mould related illnesses are infants, young children, the elderly, immunodepressed individuals and those suffering from asthma. Mould can be a very bad thing. It can be a sign that other bad things [...]

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Humidity and mould

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00January 4th, 2018|house, mould, news|

Humidity and mould growth in living areas A pleasant room climate is essential for a sense of well being in the home. Room humidity has a major impact on the quality of the room climate. A relative humidity of 40 % to 65 % is generally considered to be a comfortable and healthy room climate. [...]

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10 things you forget to clean

By |2017-10-21T05:31:15+00:00October 21st, 2017|house, mould, news|

No matter how thorough you think you are at cleaning, we bet there are a few things on this list that you're forgetting about... Your carpet is always hoovered, your bed linen freshly washed and your work surfaces spotless, but is your house really clean? Dust, dirt and grime can build up in some unexpected places and [...]

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Mould health warning issued after rains

By |2019-05-24T17:56:05+00:00April 26th, 2017|house, mould, news|

The wet weather combined with humidity and warmer temperatures has created the ideal environment for household mould to grow, putting the health of thousands of Australians at risk. Mould in homes can trigger asthma symptoms for many people living with the lung condition, warns Associate Professor Sheryl Van Nunen, a Sydney-based Clinical Immunologist and Allergist. [...]

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How to fight winter mould

By |2019-05-24T17:56:05+00:00April 14th, 2017|house, mould, news|

Heavy rainfall, cold temperatures and heaters all cause condensation that lead to indoor mould problems in houses. Heike Neumeister-Kemp is happy to be called the Mould Lady. As a mycologist, she is fascinated by understanding how and where mould grows and how to get rid of it. "You will always find mould in the grout [...]

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