The different types of mould most found in the home
There are many different varieties of mould that grow in an array of colours such as green, black, white, orange, and blue. Some strains of mould are more harmful than others, and one strain of mould can grow in a variety of colours, depending on different circumstances. This makes it difficult to identify exactly which strain of mould is growing in your home, and therefore it is hard to determine whether you should be worried. Generally, it is best to get rid of all kinds of mould, before it spreads and either you or your family members become ill.
The most common types of mould that grow in the home are the black and green varieties.
Reducing black mould
The growth of black mould growth on bathroom ceilings and walls is a sign of condensation, and in bathrooms there is generally plenty of that! The warm, air laden with moisture meets cold surfaces which cool the air so that it can no longer hold the moisture forcing it to condense on that surface. Therefore, condensation is typically found on windows and other colder areas.
There are three ways to stop the condensation and therefore the likelihood of mould growth:
- Reduce the moisture that is created and circulates in the air.
- Heat and insulate your home to reduce cold surfaces and keep air warm enough to hold moisture
Improve ventilation so that the moist air is removed before it can condense
EnviroVent can help with Condensation and Mould
If you have persistent black mould in some rooms of your home, speaking to one of our local experts to arrange a free home survey will help get to the root cause of your mould problem and prevent it from recurring. Arrange a Free Home Survey
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