Friday, September 20, 2013

Mould: An Inconvenient Truth

What is Mould?

Mould is a type of fungi that grows in damp areas that are poorly ventilated including kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Humidity and condensation from driers, heaters, cooking or showering creates an ideal environment for mould. As a general rule of thumb, always ensure that the interior of your home is dry with effective extraction fans in order to prevent mould growth.

The existence of mould could indicate inadequate ventilation or a structural problem with the property, such as a water leak.  

How to reduce the growth of mould:

·    Open doors and windows to allow air to circulate particularly in the bathroom, laundry and kitchen

·    Clean your bathroom regularly- wipe away any moisture on windows and walls

·    Do not run evaporative air-conditioning systems with water during times of high humidity
·    Regularly clean carpets to prevent mould spores using a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum cleaner

How to remove mould from your property:

·      Use a solution consisting of 60% vinegar and 40% water OR a solution of 70% methylated spirits     and 30% water
·     Exit mould is NOT recommended as it only removes visible mould and does not kill the spors ·     Firstly, wipe clean the affected area using a microfiber cloth with the cleaning solution (use two buckets- one with the solution and the other with clean water)
·     After cleaning the mould affected areas with solution, wipe the surfaces with a fresh damp cloth
·     Finally, wipe all surfaces dry with a clean cloth

GVH Solutions:

GVH Construction can efficiently remove mould within the interior of your home or unit. Contact Graeme  on 0416 006 604 or at

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