Ealing Mould Remediation Services
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Moulds can be found everywhere outside and inside, and whenever moisture is present it is likely to grow on almost any surface. Moulds which reproduce by spores can be carried by currents of air and when these spores eventually land on a moist surface, they will begin to grow. The fungus that is found indoors is usually at levels that do not affect healthy persons.
The growth of this fungus in the home may also be caused by incomplete drying of floors, water due to flooding, roofs that are leaking, or indoor-plumbing problems such as leaking pipes.
For significant growth to occur in your home in Ealing, there must be a source of water (invisible humidity is also a source of water), a source of food (drywall, plywood, carpet padding, carpets, furring strips) that the mould will thrive on, and a substrate capable of sustaining its growth. Cellulose and invisible dust are the food sources found in carpets.
If water damage occurs in your home the fungus will grow inside the walls and remain dormant until the humidity in the room becomes high and then all of a sudden you realise that there is a widespread outbreak of the fungus in your home.
Both elderly and infants may develop breathing or respiratory symptoms as a result of exposure to mould. Individuals who have been exposed to the fungus have complained of symptoms such as wheezing, irritations of the throat, coughing, nasal stuffiness, irritation of the eyes, and there are also reports of skin irritations
Please note that the treatment and removal of the fungus are not usually covered by house insurance after a flood or water damage.
Our eradication process involves using specialized equipment to detect dormant and active forms of the fungus. Contact us today to begin the process of restoring your house in a safe home.
Condensation and damp plays a big role in the growth of this fungus and for more info, you may visit the Ealing Council website
What are the symptoms that I might see?
Allergy symptoms are the most commonly reported health issues caused by indoor growth of this fungus.
Other commonly reported problems are:
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus congestion
- Difficulties in breathing
- Sore throat
- Eye irritations
- Skin irritations
Are the risks greater for some people?
Different people react differently to the fungus. The long term presence of indoor mould growth is not conducive to health. Below is a list of people that may be severely affected by this fungus:
- The elderly
- Individuals with allergies and those that are asthmatic or have other respiratory ailments
- Individuals having weakened immune systems (for example, HIV infection)
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Are some moulds more hazardous than others?
Certain types of mould will sometimes produce a chemical called mycotoxins. These are secondary metabolites that are capable of causing death and disease in animals and humans. Moulds that are able to produce toxins are common. In some circumstances, the toxins produced by may cause health problems. It’s best to treat all indoor growth as harmful and steps should be taken to remove the fungus as quickly as possible.
How do I tell if I have a mould problem in my home?
Investigate, do not test. Use your eyes to look for the growth of the mould and use your nose to locate the source of a suspicious smell in the room.
Look for visible growth. They may appear velvety, cottony, granular, and are known to have various colours such as green, yellow, brown, grey, white and black. If you notice any discolouration or staining of the surfaces of building materials or sometimes you may see a fuzzy growth then this could be a sign of your home having a fungus problem. If they can be seen with the naked eye then testing is usually not recommended.
Areas with noticeable mould odours should be searched.
Look for signs of water damage or excess moisture. Also be on the lookout for water leaks and stains, condensation problems and standing water.
Be on the lookout for discolouration or watermarks or on ceilings, walls, woodwork, building materials or carpets.
It is advisable for you to also do a search underneath and behind materials (wallpapers, carpet, sink cabinets, vinyl flooring), furniture, and items near to walls where there is not much circulation of air.
How is a Mould Test Done?
During a mould survey, we use a non-destructive process to get samples from the air and on the surfaces of objects in your home. Once this is done our experts will then examine the samples and then offer advice on the best corrective methods for restoration.
Mould Test Reports
After the survey a complete report will be given to the homeowner, landlord, plumber etc. that will give a full analysis of the source of mould and damp. and a suitable course of action to eradicate the problem.
Ealing Mould Remediation - Other Service Areas
We also service areas such as Kew Bridge, Greenford, North Acton, Kew Green, Chiswick, Southall, Sudbury, Perivale, Kew Gardens, Isleworth, Kew, Heston, Acton, Harlesdon, Northolt, Hounslow, Hammersmith.