Increased rainfall in the winter months provides the ideal conditions for mould to grow due mainly to a cold, damp, and dark environment. Mould is often concentrated near sources of moisture where it can easily grow and reproduce. As it grows, mould can breakdown and compromise the integrity and strength of the source in which it lives including many common building materials such as timber and plasterboard. It can also damage personal items such as those made from leather, paper products, wall art and pictures.
Winter is approaching and with it comes mould. There are all sorts of practical things you can do maintain a healthy and happy home. The key to preventing mould is to create a dry, well-ventilated environment where mould will not thrive.
There are simple everyday things you can do to assist, as well as considering more significant measures. Here’s our top 10 tips.
Toxic black mould, is the household term used for Stachybortyrs Chartarum, and is probably one of the more common mould species you have heard of. It can grow in houses and produces toxins called mycotoxins. These mycotoxins can have minor to major effects on your health depending on how sensitive you are.