Now you may be thinking, “How on earth did a stain get on my ceiling??” Occasionally, you might find a series of black spots or growth on your ceiling. Fear not, this is usually a form of mould which has decided to latch on the highest portion of your room, and it is not uncommon for this to happen. Unfortunately, mould has a habit of growing anywhere where there is over 60% humidity and low sunlight. This can make certain ceilings perfect growing conditions as certain rooms can receive little to no sunlight.
Mould is a strange species of fungus as it can grow almost anywhere! As there are over 7 thousand species of mould, it only takes a few of their airborne, microscopic spores to latch onto your ceiling. Once it finds a spot on your ceiling, it will spread itself on the surface, finding cracks and crevices from non-porous materials to bury its roots to. This makes its removal even more difficult.
Mould spores have a different effect on everyone. From mild symptoms of having a runny nose and feeling “stuffy” to having asthmatic attacks and eye irritations, mould should always be treated as an issue that needs cleaning as soon as it is spotted. With over 7 thousand mould species, it can be challenging to understand which types can be harmful. A common misconception is that black mould is always a deadly mould. The truth is, is that dangerous forms of mould can come in all kinds of different colours. Have a call with a professional mould removal company today and you may just benefit from a professional mould inspection. What comes with these inspections is a clear report of issues causing the mould growth, what the cleaning methods/techniques are needed to solve the issue, and how further mould growth can be prevented in the future. Have a read here for our mould inspection process.
Another reason it can be difficult detecting mould is because its spores are microscopic. Being carried by the wind, mould spores usually spread into the most unlikely of places and can go unnoticed for months at a time till they begin growing larger. These invisible spores are what can cause breathing issues, a runny nose, or other allergies. What is worse is that even if the mould has been deactivated, its spores can still cause the same reaction to unsuspecting individuals who inhale them.
The use of a professional mould cleaning service can be extremely valuable because mould spores can be fully remediated from the air by way of hydroxyls along with other chemicals and cleaning agents. Professional mould cleaners will do everything they can to eliminate these invisible spores so that they cannot reappear in your home a few weeks after cleaning has been done. By using equipment such as hydroxyl generators, mould removal specialists can attack these spores with even smaller particles which fill the room by way of UV technology. Have a read here for more information about hydroxyl generators and why we use them.
Other cleaning techniques that help are the careful use of sealants to prevent mould from spreading as mould will release its spores once agitated. A lot of people do not realise this so when they clean mould with DIY solutions or through wipe-downs, they unintentionally release mould spores back into the air ready to land on whatever it is they come in contact with, even ceilings.
Mould on ceiling issues are a massive hassle which require lots of effort to remediate. Don’t let it get your day down though, as there are always solutions available today!
To prevent mould from growing on your ceiling in the future, here are our best tips.
At AllAces Cleaning & Restoration, our professional mould removal specialists are ready to cater to your every need. With over 30 years of industry experience, we can remediate any mould on ceiling issues you may have even when latched to your ceiling. Our cleaning technicians are all IICRC accredited to meet the standards required to remediate all traces of mould from your property. We are proficient at making sure to inform you of all our reports and suggestions.
Ans. We have our main operations in Sydney and Brisbane. If you require our mould inspection Sydney or Brisbane services, have a chat with our team and we can get to dealing with any mould on ceiling issues you may have today.
Ans. To perform a professional mould removal service, we will do an inspection first to inform you of the issues you may be having with your mould on ceiling. By doing this, we can find the root issue causing your mould such as a leaking pipe or a hole in your roof allowing humidity to enter the room. We will then provide you with a full report with our recommendations and how we can proceed with a professional mould removal job. If you would like to read more about our processes, have a read here.
Ans. Our mould inspection Sydney and Brisbane services start at $220 for a full report and issue identification of the mould affecting your property. If we find mould on ceiling issues, we will take photos of these and include them in our report to show you before proceeding further.