Discovering mould in your home can be a cause for concern. Not only does it impact the integrity of your living spaces, but it also poses significant health risks. To help you navigate the complexities of mould prevention, identification, and remediation, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions of AllAces’s professional mould cleaners. These inquiries range from understanding what mould is and why it’s a problem, to determining whether mold cleaning is a DIY task or requires professional intervention.
Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in damp, humid conditions. It can cause property damage by breaking down organic material and poses health risks, particularly respiratory issues and allergic reactions.
Small mould problems can often be handled with DIY cleaning. However, large infestations, mould in HVAC systems, or mould resulting from sewage or contaminated water should be handled by professionals.
The effectiveness of mould cleaning products varies. Common options include bleach-based solutions for non-porous surfaces and vinegar or hydrogen peroxide for porous materials. Always follow safety guidelines when using these products.
Keep humidity levels low (ideally between 30-50%), ensure proper ventilation, fix leaks promptly, and clean/dry any wet areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mould growth.
Mould can be harmful, especially to those with allergies, asthma, or immune disorders. It can cause symptoms like nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or skin irritation.
Signs of a mould problem include visible mould growth, a musty smell, water damage, or unexplained health symptoms like allergic reactions or respiratory issues.
Regularly inspect your home for mould, especially in high-moisture areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Annual inspections are a good practice.
Natural solutions like vinegar can be effective for small areas of mould. They are less harsh and eco-friendly than chemical options but may not be as effective on large infestations or certain types of mould.
Mould can return if the underlying moisture problem isn’t resolved. Post-cleaning, ensure the area is kept dry and well-ventilated to prevent regrowth.
For small areas, clean with suitable mould cleaners while wearing protective gear. For larger infestations, contact a professional. In both cases, address the source of moisture to prevent future growth.
Hiring professional mould cleaners offers several significant benefits. Firstly, professionals have the expertise and equipment to effectively handle extensive mould infestations that can be hazardous to health if not properly addressed. They can identify the source of the mould, ensuring that it is thoroughly eradicated and less likely to recur. Moreover, professional mould remediation services use advanced techniques and cleaning agents that are more effective than typical over-the-counter products, providing a deeper and more lasting clean. This expertise not only ensures the immediate removal of mould but also helps in preventing future growth. Additionally, hiring professionals can save time and effort for homeowners, as they manage the entire process from assessment to cleanup, adhering to safety standards that protect the inhabitants of the home as well as their property.
AllAces Cleaning & Restoration has over 35 years of industry experience handling extensive mould remediations across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and surrounds. Our IICRC-certified mould cleaners are highly trained and experienced utilising the latest technology and equipment to ensure the return of a safe and habitable environment.