Sheffield Mould Removal

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As soon as you see evidence of the mould fungus, it is advisable that you clean it off as soon as possible, also make sure the room is adequately ventilated where it happens most.

How do I minimise mould and mildew in Sheffield?

To reduce the risk of mildew on stored items and clothes:

  • Allow adequate circulation of air
  • Try to keep enough space around large-sized furniture
  • Keep furniture as far away as possible from external walls.

Ensure that your drawers and cupboards are not full as this will cause restriction of the airflow.

You can use special removers or detergents on washable surfaces to remove small areas of mould. It can be washed out of clothing and fabrics but may leave spoil colours or leave a stain.

Condensation is one of the main causes of black mould in Sheffield.

More than fifty percent the homes in the United Kingdom suffer from condensation problems. The coldest areas of the home are ideal for the growth of this fungus.

Steps to Reduce Condensation in Sheffield

  1. Do not dry clothes by hanging on radiators.
  2. Do not use portable heaters which burn gas or paraffin.
  3. Do not close window vents.
  4. Do not put boxes or furniture against the walls.
  5. Do not block air vents.
  6. When cooking or washing it is best to keep the kitchen doors and bathroom door open.
  7. Do not let the temperature drop below 15° C.
  8. Wipe us immediately any water on the bathroom floor when showering or washing.

What’s the difference between condensation and damp.

When a buildings’ basic structure allows water to come in from the outside is the main fault that causes dampness to occur.

The 2 types of damp are

  1. Penetrating damp
  2. Rising damp.

Penetrating damp occurs if water through a crack or hole is allowed to come in through the roof or walls or through the cracks in the external building structure. Penetrating damp usually shows up as a wet patch and won’t have any mould growth.

Rising damp will occur if there’s a problem with the proof course becoming damp. This is a type of barrier that has been built into walls and floors to prevent moisture rising through the building from the ground. The damp usually leaves a mark on the walls that show the height it has risen. If you think that your building has either penetrating or rising damp, then contact Target Mould Removal for professional advice by calling XXX

If you see your paint starting to bubble then it could be an indication of rising damp.

 

What are the causes of mould in Sheffield?

  • Excess moisture is the main cause. This could be caused by a variety of sources including:
  • Excessive condensation
  • Rising damp
  • Water leaks
  • Rainwater entering a building
  • Flooding
  • Standing water
  • Heating and cooling ducts and wet flooring/floor.

What conditions do moulds thrive in?

Poor ventilation and excess moisture are the perfect conditions for this fungus to thrive. If it’s humid and warm the condition will worsen. The fungus can occur:

  • Outdoors or indoors
  • In basements, attics
  • Behind drywalls
  • Under carpets
  • Anywhere with excess moisture.

The fungus can occur in a majority of environments, outdoors and indoors and at any time of the year but it usually worsens in humid and warm conditions. Did you know that Sheffield originally took its name from the River Sheaf that runs through the city centre, eventually connecting with the River Don?

Places that mould will grow easily on are:

  • Wooden items
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Dust
  • Paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Fabrics
  • Insulating materials
  • Upholstery.

What are some of the health risks?

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) in 2001, classed mould as a category 1 risk to health which is in the same category as asbestos. The spores are inhaled into our lungs as they spread throughout the environment.

There will be harm to your health if you have prolonged exposure to spores. In an outbreak of mould, councils, landlords, and housing associations are bound by law, under section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1998 to clear it up.

What does the fungus look like?

The common term for mould is fungus or fungi. Its appearance will vary but it usually will appear as patches of yellow, green, black, pink or brown furry looking growths with an unpleasant odour. There is a health risk if you are able to smell it as the mycotoxins and spores that are produced are now airborne.

If it can be seen on surfaces then it is probable that it may also be found in less visible places. Mould damages and infiltrates internal walls, which will eventually spread throughout the brickwork and compromise the structural integrity of the house.

The size of the affected area determines the level of contamination:

  • If the total surface area is less than 1 square metre then it is a Level 1 contamination.
  • If the total surface area is between 1 and 10 square metres then it is a Level 2 contamination.
  • If the total surface area greater than 10 square metres then it is a Level 3 contamination.
  • If the contamination is within the HVAC system then it is a level 4 contamination.

Anything contamination above level 2 will require a professional Sheffield mould remediation expert.

Contact our office today by calling xxx

We can respond to remediation and removal calls usually within twenty-four hours, as we have experience in dealing with both toxic and black mould (Stachybotrys chartarum) damage.

Treatment & Prevention in Sheffield

If you discover the growth of this fungus in your Sheffield home it’s important that you do not try and hide the fungus or mildew by painting over the problem without proper treatment first from one of our professionals.

The proper balance of ventilation, heating, and insulation in the property will be taken into account as we advise you on systems that will reduce the amount of moisture that is produced in the building to prevent another outbreak.

Contact us today for mould removal in Sheffield.

Remediating the fungus in the building does not automatically fix the problem. The fungus will return after a while unless the source of the problem is addressed. Each house is different and needs different solutions to rectify the problem. Contact your Sheffield Mould Eradication experts by calling us today at XXX

To fix the problem we may do all or some of the following when necessary:

  • Identify the source of the moisture to completely eliminate it
  • Repair the ventilation that caused the excess moisture
  • Remove and replace the woods that are rotting
  • Properly route bathroom and kitchen fans to the exterior
  • Removal and replacement of wet insulation
  • Remediate, remove the fungi
  • Disinfect to kill microorganisms such as dustmites
  • Deodorize/ mist to control odours leaving your building smelling fresh

FAQ’s

What are the causes of damp?

Damp is caused by excessive moisture in the air. Sources of excessive moisture in buildings leaking pipes, rising damp on ground floors, in basements, or the seeping in of rain due to damage around window frames or the roof.

How does it affect our health?

The fungus produces substances that can cause allergic reactions (allergens), and sometimes toxic substances and irritants.

How quickly can our experts be on site?

Our remediation team can be onsite within 24 hours of you contacting us. Dealing with the outbreak as early as possible will save money and time for any homeowner or business and will reduce the risk of individuals getting ill.

Areas we serve in Sheffield

Park & Arbourthorne, Hollinsend, Gleadless Townend, Newfield Green, Jordanthorpe and Low Edges, Norfolk Park and Ridgeway, Beauchief, Batemoor, Greenhill, Beauchief and Greenhill, Broomhill & Sharrow, Crookes & Crosspool and all other surrounding areas.

Are you tired of living with smelly and ugly colonies of Stachybotrys chartarum in your home? Concerned about the health of your loved ones? It might be time to consider contacting us.