What is Mould?
Mould is a fungus comprised of a number of multi-cellular filaments known as hyphae. The causes of mould are high humidity, water damage, and poor ventilation in homes.
How do you get Mould?
Mould in a residential or commercial property can manifest due to a number of reasons. Some of these include water damage, inferior indoor air quality, or a contaminated or poorly maintained HVAC system.
There are certain factors that increase the likelihood of your building gathering mould. High humidity matched with substandard airflow and low light creates a habitat that mould thrives in old, damp building materials that haven’t been removed or remediated correctly, as well as contaminated contents which can contribute towards cross-contamination.
Cross-contamination is also a factor that assists the manifestation of mould into a property. Often, contents that are highly contaminated with condition three visible microbial growth are moved into a property, and the mould spores spread.
What are The Causes of Mould?
High humidity and poor air flow can lead to condensation, which indicates a need for increased air flow and better ventilation.
How to Treat and Manage Mould over time
Mould itself cannot be treated, but the indoor environment can be managed to discourage mould growth, including treating and managing environmental factors.
Actions include introducing air flow, utilising air purifiers, and regularly cleaning. Removing affected materials or contents that have condition three mould on it, and using a H1 HEPA class vacuum with clean filters and bags will also help manage the environmental factors.