Mildew and mould can impact on the condition of your property and your health. It can be very corrosive especially to drywall. The easiest way to check whether you have mildew or mould is to spray a bit of chlorine bleach on it. If it goes away or lessens in color, it is mould. If it doesn’t, then it’s dirt. If you are considering a renovation or remodeling, it is important to get experts in to check your property. If you can smell mould, then you have a serious issue.
What is Mould
Mould is a fungus that grows on damp material. Mildew is actually a mould. Some black moulds are toxic.As mould grows, it can release spores which can have a serious impact on your health. It also causes damage to your home. Causes can include using lower quality paints without mildew resistance, not priming a surface properly prior to painting and painting over an area where mildew has not been correctly removed. Areas that have become damp longer term can grow mould.
Health and Mould
Indoor mould can seriously impact on your health. Health issues can include runny noses, watery eyes, coughing, sinus infections, headaches, depression and fatigue. If you have health challenges like allergies, asthma or emphysema, this can be a very serious issue.
Mould can slowly destroy wood. Protecting against it is important. Using a high quality paint that includes a moisture protection is key to your investment. Talk to the professionals to discuss what options you have.
Bathrooms and Kitchens
Bathrooms by their very nature are damp areas. Tiling can be fairly easy to deal with but dry wall, studding and other porous areas are more difficult. This goes for kitchens also. One of the ways you can protect your investment in your home and your family’s health is to use a good mildew resistant paint like Benjamin Moore’s Aura Bath & Spa. Their paints can be cleaned effectively and seal against moisture penetration and have anti-microbial additives. Ultimately, this is one area where quality is important.