The different types of mould that can invade your home
Posted on 15th October 2021 at 15:26
Nobody likes finding mould or rot in their home, do they? It isn’t very fragrant, and it certainly isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Despite mould being rather commonplace in Britain, we can mistakenly assume that mould is no big deal.
How many times have you decided just to clean the area rather than call in the damp proofing experts?
The problem is mould can be a big deal. It can exacerbate many health issues; it can also cause structural damage in your home. Moreover, there are many kinds of mould that can invade your home.
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Black mould is very common
Black mould is one of the most commonplace mouldy invaders that you can find in your home. Because it loves moisture, rooms like the Bathroom and the Kitchen are susceptible to invasion.
The problem with it is that it looks just like ordinary household dirt so often it goes years without properly being treated. If you find it, it will likely be slimy because it has a wet surface layer.
Aspergillus is often referred to as a “Fungus Ball”; yet despite it’s quirky and whimsical name, it can cause respiratory problems and also invade your sinuses. This will cause you fever, facial pain and headaches.
It usually grows on powdery food items such as flour. And, it also grows on drywall and other building materials. You are more likely to see it at the end of Summer and in January and February.
Otherwise named Ghost or False Spot, Cladosporium is well known for worsening asthma symptoms. It is also quite versatile as it can grow in both warm and cool spaces.
You are likely to see it on your carpets, curtains, or other fabrics and wooden surfaces. It can be found in small amounts most of the years but is most prominent in July and August.
It is very likely that you are familiar with Penicillium. It invades your home through your food items or other organic surfaces such as wood. It is that horrible blue fuzzy fungus that you see growing on spoiled bread or fruit.
Penicillium is a major threat to those people who suffer with compromised immune systems. It can cause allergic reaction, and sometimes serious infections in your lungs, spleen, kidneys, or liver.
This type of mould is usually found indoors in particularly damp spaces such as your bath, shower or under a leaking pipe or sink. It grows all year round, however, it is most common in July through September.
This is particularly bad for plants as it can cause leaf blight.
Where are you most likely to find mould?
Mould thrives in damp conditions, so it is likely to invade your home wherever there is moisture. Condensation on your bathroom and kitchen tiles often leads to problems with mould. But remember this is Britain, very many places are already wet and damp because of our weather.
Check your cellars, basements, rooms with plants and all of your windowsills. These are regular entrance points for mould to enter your home.
If you come across mould or rot in your home, make sure you contact the experts.
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