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How Well Does Mould Grow In Birmingham?

They don’t call it ‘The City of a Thousand Trades’ for nothing! If you are from Birmingham UK, you should be used to the name Brummie which refers to the local dialect and the people of the area.

Mould is a microscopic organism (they range in size from three to forty microns, about half the width of your hair, which allows them to float in the air) that multiplies when it releases spores as it feeds on a combination of oxygen, moisture and the organic material it forms upon. They are known to germinate in properties suffering from an excessive buildup of moisture in the air especially after extended the rainy season or in areas of high humidity.

Mould will first appear as tiny black dots and could quickly spread all over your home if they are left untreated over a period time. They usually grow in damp and irregularly ventilated spaces, such as the bathroom, basement, loft, kitchen, and any other area where daily airflow is limited creates an ideal location for their growth. They are also known as natures’ recycler, feeds on dead and decaying organic material such as plants, wood and trees.

They could be also technical reasons for them to appear, such as faulty plumbing or inappropriate insulated internal pipes. They are harmful to human wellbeing and could be crucial for people with more serious health conditions.

Mould Removal in Birmingham

How do I get rid of damp and mould in my Birmingham home?

If you notice that your home in Birmingham is damp and has mould, or smells mouldy then the first thing to do is to locate and fix the cause as this can pose a risk to your health.

Causes of damp

Excess moisture is one of the main reasons. Leaking pipes, rain seeping, rising damp in ground floors or basements can all contribute to condensation. If the house is new and still drying out, then damp can occur.

Condensation

Did you know that condensation can be caused by excess moisture indoors? Condensation will begin to form when the air indoors cannot hold any more moisture. Drying clothes indoors, showering, cooking, and breathing without proper ventilation can all contribute to excess moisture. Droplets will form on many indoor surfaces such as walls, mirrors, windowsills especially when they are cold.

How to prevent the build-up of condensation:

  • Putting lids on saucepans, drying and washing clothes outside and avoiding using bottled gas or paraffin heaters
  • Each morning try to open the bedroom windows for 15 minutes
  • make sure that your home is well insulated
  • try to heat your home a little bit more
  • leaving doors open to allow air to circulate will increase the ventilation of the room. Try to do this on a regular basis.
  • if you're cooking, showering or bathing – open the window when you are bathing, cooking or taking a shower

The Birmingham City Council has an interesting article on controlling condensation that you can download.

With several years of building trade experience, we understand the nature of mould growth and how it affects your building.

Maybe you may have tried home remedies to kill and remove them by using bleach or some other similar product, only to discover that it does not work and the problem has gotten worse.

Don’t worry our Birmingham mould specialist and remediation experts understand the frustration, distress and potential health hazards that can be caused by having them in your property.

Birmingham Black Mould Removal

Black mould (Stachybotrys chartarum), is a common household problem in London and around the world. The main cause of this is moisture in the air and poor ventilation.

Stachybotrys chartarum is one of several species of filamentous fungi that is capable of producing mycotoxins. In some observational studies, the growth of this in the indoor environment has been implicated as a cause of building-related illness. According to Daily Post, stachybotrys chartarum been linked to serious respiratory illnesses, such as the case where 10 children experienced bleeding from the lungs in 1994 which resulted in the death of one of them.

In addition to the damages it can cause on fabrics, furniture, its unsightly appearance, it is also known for the harmful impact it can have on animal health and humans.

New and old buildings, especially those with damp stagnant atmospheres are potential breeding grounds for Stachybotrys Chartarum, which can appear in any part of the home.

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What causes black mould?

They are usually caused by excess moisture in the air due to condensation in combination with inadequate air ventilation. Rising damp and penetrating damp are other factors that can escalate this problem.

Our modern occupancy lifestyles create large quantities of water vapour (showering, cooking). When the water vapour comes into contact with a surface that is colder than itself it will then condense and leave behind dropets of water. If the droplet comes in contact with organic material, (wallpaper, wood, wall paint) over a period of time the area will get damp which will make it ideal for the growth of Stachybotrys Chartarum. The spores can float through the air or travel on house dust, where they will eventually land begin to germinate.

When water vapour becomes trapped inside your building it creates a damp, stagnant and stale atmosphere that is perfect for black mould growth. By having fresh, clean and dry air circulating in the building.  Having a source of clean fresh and dry air circulating around the building will reduce the chances of for them to thrive.

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Birmingham Mould Remediation

If your building is experiencing an infestation, it’s important to find a removal, remediation and restoration company that understands the difference between removal and remediation. The remediation in Birmingham is the process of returning the levels back to natural, normal levels. The remediation technique does not remove all of the fungi in the property due to the fact that it is basically impossible to do so. Our remediation specialists will target the problem areas and destroy as many of the harmful spores.

Our remediation and restoration experts in Birmingham will determine the cause of the growth throughout the property, identify the areas of excessive levels, and then begin the process of returning the levels back to normal. The property will have some residue, but it will be a healthy natural quantity that’s common in the environment.

FAQ -Birmingham Mould Removal and Remediation

What’s the difference between mould and mildew?

They both thrive and grow in humid and damp places. Mould is typically fuzzy or slimy and is usually seen in patches that are known to have different colours (brown, white, grey, green, blue, yellow, black, green). Mildew tends to be powdery and has a growth pattern that is usually flat. Powdery mildew starts off with a white colour, then turns to yellow, and then eventually black. If the colour turns from yellow to brown then it is called Downy mildew.

What Are The Health Risks?

When animals and people are exposed to mould, it can create mild to severe health issues, such as sinus problems, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, itching, wheezing, migraines, fatigue, rashes, and much more. Mildew exposure, on the other hand, can cause similar problems, but not as many. Mildew symptoms are usually limited to headaches, coughing, sore throat, and difficulty in breathing.

How To Remove.

Removing mould and mildew by yourself is not always a good idea, especially if the area you’re working in has inadequate ventilation. Be sure to put on goggle, a facial mask to stop yourself from breathing in the spores, and wear rubber gloves to keep your skin from coming into direct contact. Open the windows in the room that you are cleaning but keep doors closed to prevent spreading and contamination of other areas of the house.

In order to avoid any serious health problems, we suggest having a professional handle this for you. Our Birmingham Mould Removal Specialists are waiting on your call.

Some of the Areas We Have Provided Our Services To Are:

Acocks, Alum Rock, Ashted, Aston, Austin Village, Balsall, Cotteridge, Deritend, Digbeth, Harborne, Harts Green, Moseley, Pelham.

Our experts in Birmingham are waiting on your call.

We provide the following:

  • Identify moisture issues.
  • Assess the source of the infestation
  • Identify what level and type of mould
  • Assess possible health hazards and risk
  • Provide a detailed report on findings
  • Explain and provide the decontamination process

If your building is contaminated it is because there is a moisture problem which may be due to leaks, flooding, penetrating damp, rising damp, construction defects, inadequate ventilation or lifestyle issues.