What is mould?
Mould is a variety of fungus, the spores of which can be present almost anywhere. In order to reach the stage of growth you are probably more familiar with, it needs moisture and something to feed off such as wood or plaster.
What causes mould?
Mould thrives in places where it can reach a good source of moisture. If you have any damp problems, these create perfect breeding grounds for mould.
What should I look out for?
What should I do next?
You ideally need to limit the moisture levels that allow mould to grow. If the moisture present is a result of broken plumbing or a structural flaw in the building, this should be repaired as soon as possible. To eradicate any remaining mould and prevent future problems by killing off the spores, your building may also need fungicidal treatment. If your environment or lifestyle naturally makes the building very humid, another mould control option is improving ventilation within the property by introducing condensation and mould control measures.
Wallseal Preservation can advise customers on how to implement proven methods of mould control within their homes to reduce and control condensation and mould. To arrange a free survey please call us on 0191 5524743 or email [email protected], and we can arrange for a trained surveyor to visit your property and help you find the best solution for your needs.