Mold is a common problem in many houses. It is one of the most unpleasant conditions that does not look welcoming or hygienic. Mold is also dangerous for humans as it can harm living beings, including plants and pets. Mold should be instantly removed from walls as it can cause significant health concerns for many people. If you have asthma or a lung disease, being around mould can also put your life in danger.
Mold can develop on any surface with moisture trapped within the external or internal body. Common causes of mould on walls are leaky plumbing, poor heat insulation, exposure to moisture, and even low ventilation. Mold is also seen after the monsoon season, especially when the house's exterior is exposed to rainwater and seeps into the foundation, causing mildew and musty odours.
Mold commonly develops in dark and damp areas, including attics, basements, or crawl spaces. Other than these, mould infestation can happen within your room's walls depending on your humidity and ventilation level.
Once you have cleaned the affected area of mold, it is time to instil methods using which the mould won’t come back. Mold reappearing on surfaces is another common problem, which is why determining the root cause is absolutely important. Once you have eliminated that concern, with a bit of maintenance, mould will not come back on walls. Some maintenance tips include:
It is best advised to call for professional help for larger areas. The hacks mentioned above are for smaller infected areas that can be fixed if handled with safety and complete instructions. However, completely mold-ridden walls need expert help. The composition of chemicals and adequate safety are only professionally available. Furthermore, there are hazardous concerns that cannot be ignored. Mold can cause allergies and breathing issues and even trigger asthma, which can be fatal for patients. It needs to be cleaned internally and removed to avoid re-infestation.
Harry Virk is the director of CleaningPro Auckland. He has years of experience in the cleaning industry and his company is expert at providing exceptional cleaning services in Auckland. He has a passion for helping people and making sure that their homes are clean, tidy, and ready for visitors.