Mould is one of the worst impurities you can find in your home. Though not always visible or easy to spot, it can silently cause damage on your property and to your health. Mould can grow anywhere indoors where there are wet or damp surfaces, including on ceilings, wallpaper, wood, drywall, and insulation material. It can begin growing on a wet surface within 48 hours and if left unchecked, can obstruct your quality of life and put the structure of your home at risk.
ServiceMaster Restore® is here to protect your home from mould damage thanks to our mould inspection and removal services near you.
If you see signs of mould in your home, or if you have recently had water damage and believe there could be mould growing somewhere, don’t hesitate to give our team a call. We use advanced tools and systems to detect any mould that may be existent in your home, and then we use specialised products for effective mould removal services. Mould may be everywhere in nature, but it doesn’t belong in your home.
What is mould & where does it come from?
Mould is a fungus that can be found in damp or wet areas both indoors and outdoors and is comprised of many different species. Mould spores, which help mould species spread and reproduce, can be carried by water or air to new locations. It generally thrives in wet environments caused by high humidity, slow leaks, floods, or broken pipes. Without moisture, mould cannot survive.
Mould infestation can lead to:
- Structural damage to foundations, drywall, roofing, gutters, furnishings, and other areas
- Health problems that include headaches, skin irritation, allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, irritation of asthma symptoms, and more
Can living in a home with mould make you sick?
Breathing in mould spores can worsen asthma, cause fatigue, and even irritate your lungs and mucous membranes. Individuals with allergies or compromised immune systems should be especially wary of mould infestations. Black mould can produce symptoms similar to illness like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and skin rashes.