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How to avoid mould growth

Mould growth is not only unsightly, it can also be damaging to our health with symptoms such as allergic reactions and in severe cases, asthma attacks, making it important to identify the source of mould and get rid of it as quickly as possible.

However, before it even develops, there are a few prevention methods you can adopt to avoid mould growth.

Precautionary Measures

According to blackmould.awardspace, the development rate for most moulds sits at the 24-48 hour mark, so if you suspect that part of your home is susceptible to mould, look at the following issues and follow the tips provided below:

Water Leaks

If you currently have a water leak or you think you're at risk of having one in the future, it's recommended to get it taken care of as quickly as possible. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of mould and moisture in the property. A few of the most common types of water leaks come from roofs, pipes and showers. It may be worth doing a quick check around your home to see if you have any leaks that have gone unnoticed.

Condensation

Condensation is a common issue on windows and concrete walls; if your property suffers as a result of excess condensation, it is advised to keep the temperature of the room higher to get rid of any cold surfaces. You can do this by insulating the room or rooms and installing insulation into the surfaces that are most prone to condensation.

Humidity

Quite a few mould species can develop using humidity alone making it important to keep this factor low in your property. You can do this through efficient ventilation i.e. keeping the windows open during the day and closing them in the evening. In addition, you can also use extractor fans and air conditioning to lower the rate of humidity in your home if it is a serious issue.

What can you do?

Sadly, there is still a chance that mould can develop in your home and if you notice your problem worsening or the first signs of mould growth, it is recommended to get in touch with a professional immediately. They can provide you with advice throughout the process on how to prevent future complications and will deal with the problem efficiently.

Here at Relko Group, we specialise in mould remediation as part of our fire and flood restoration services. If you have an issue with mould and would like our help to deal with the problem quickly and efficiently, please get in touch with us today through our website to talk to our friendly customer service team.