Mould growing inside your home can have a serious effect on occupants. If you already suffer from respiratory problems such as infections, allergies or asthma mould inside the home can exacerbate this.
Some people are more sensitive to the effects of mould in the home such as babies/children and older people and those with existing skin problems such as eczema. Anyone with a weakened immune system may also be at risk.
Mould spores produce allergens, which can cause allergic reactions in the body, and toxic substances (biohazards). Inhaling or touching the spores can cause an allergic reaction or even an asthma attack and any biohazard in the home can cause infections.
Mould is caused by excess moisture in the home either from leaking pipes, rising damp, roof damage or poor ventilation in colder weather. It is important that if you need repairs to the building these are carried out as soon as possible; we offer a flood and sewage clean up service if the mould present has been caused by a leak or water upsurge in your home. If the areas of mould are small they can be safely removed with a solution of 1:6 bleach/water and a damp cloth – thoroughly drying the area afterwards. You can also try natural cleaners such as vinegar or bicarbonate of soda.
However, mould that appears on the surface is often deeply embedded into the material of the effected walls/brick/fabric and it can quickly spread to an unmanageable situation effecting a large area. The only way to permanently remove the mould is to use a professional company who will use the correct equipment and industry grade chemicals. Obviously, the cause of the mould would need to be addressed to prevent the problem from reoccurring in the property. At Trauma Clean 24 Seven we provide a variety of biohazard cleaning services which can be found here; including our building decontamination service which can be tailored to provide a biohazard cleaning service to remove mould spores.
Should you wish to discuss your situation with us please contact a member of our friendly office team during office hours or email us at any time for a bespoke, no obligation, quotation for a specialist cleaning service.