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General Mould Prevention Tips

Fix leaky plumbing as soon as possible.

Watch for condensation and wet spots. Fix the source(s) as soon as possible. Condensation

Increase the surface temperature by adding insulation and increasing the air circulation.

Reduce moisture in the air by repairing leaks, increasing ventilation if the outdoor air is cold and dry or dehumidify if the outdoor air is warm and humid. Drying

Clean and dry wet or damp spots within 24 to 48 hours. Don't let building materials stay wet. Provide drainage and slope the ground away from foundations and walls.


I have some mould growing. Is it really a BIG problem?

YES. If contamination is left to grow and thrive, high exposure to airborne mould may occur.

Occupants may become sensitised and develop allergies or further health problems. Serious damage to structural elements in the home or building may develop if left untreated.


Reducing mould in Bathrooms

Use extractor / exhaust fans. Keep the bathroom dry by ventilating the area. Wash towels every couple of days and make sure they are dried completely between use.

Don't let mould grow on the shower recess, shower curtain or walls. Keep the area dry to prevent growth. Check for leaks around the bath and basin.


Reducing mould in living areas and bedrooms

Ensure drip tray of air conditioners, dehumidifiers and evaporative coolers are free of mould.

Check any damp walls for mildew, especially behind wallpaper or structures against the wall.

Avoid indoor plants, especially of they need over-watering dry out mattresses and pillows that have been wet from accidents. Maintain carpets frequently with thorough vacuuming. Clean and dry spills immediately.

Ensure adequate ventilation and check for condensation on windows and walls

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