Mould exists as spores in air and takes particular conditions including warmth and moisture to allow it to grow. In small quantities it may not be harmful, however as it continues to cover surfaces it will cause illness to those exposed to this microbial contamination. Mould Cleaning and remediation cost will vary and depend heavily on how much mould there is in your home, the kind of mould and the size of area contaminated with mould including contents.
How To Know If You Have Mould Colonies in your Property
Mould is one of the most common threats to human health in Australia today. It can grow almost anywhere and often grows unabated; out of sight and out of mind. Just because you can’t see mould you shouldn’t automatically assume that no mould is present in your Victorian home or business.
There are many simple things you can do the check to see if you have mould in your house yourself, and regular mould inspections by certified and trained Mould Remediation professionals are never a bad idea either.
Warning Signs You Have Mould Growth in your Melbourne Property
There are several key indicators that you should look for if you suspect you have mould, but you aren’t quite certain. You should routinely check for these indicators if you live in a very hot and humid climate or if you have recently experienced water leaks at your property.
Below are some common indicators that mold may be present in your home.
Mould has a very pungent and distinct smell. When mould is present in a room or general area, you should notice an unusual smell in that part of the building. Mould can live behind walls, under floors, or even behind wallpaper, so it may not be visible. If you notice an area with an unusual, musty odour, you may want to check for mould. You can cut a small piece of drywall to see if mould is present or pull up a section of carpet to check if mould is growing underneath. If you have a crawl space or basement, you should check there as well to see if you can find mould.
The Appearance of Mould
Mould has a distinct appearance that can sometimes be confused with mildew. If you notice areas in your bathroom that appear to have mould, it is most likely mildew. Even if it is mould, simply clean it off. Mould you can’t see is the far greater danger to your health and the structural integrity of the property. If you have areas that stay humid or moist, you should check these areas regularly.
Mould Growth in Melbourne Properties Increases a Decline in Health
If you notice ongoing poor health, this may be a sign that mould is present somewhere in your home or office. Since mould is often found behind walls, in air ducts, or under floors, health may be a strong signal that mould is growing. If you are experiencing persistent congestion, watery eyes, or general listlessness, these may be strong indicators for the presence of mould.
Mould Removal and Mould Remediation in Melbourne and Victoria | Melbourne Forensic Cleaning
If you need mould removal at your home or business in the Melbourne or across Victoria, contact Melbourne Forensic Cleaning. We will provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the mould damage that has been done to your property and an estimate of the cost and amount of time it will take to repair. We will assist you with your insurance claims to ensure that everything is filed correctly so that your repairs can begin as quickly as possible.