Damp can cause unprecedented issues in your home ranging from health problems, to structural problems with the building you reside in. Either way you look at it,treating damp and mould is necessary for a comfortable and safe living environment.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled the following guide to how to clean mould from walls, featuring some top tips and tricks to get your interior looking blindingly bright in no time…
What Is Damp?
Damp is the process of water getting into your home, onto surfaces or in places where it can spread across the area and start to cause damage to your home and if left, can cause more permanent damage.
Damp comes in two main forms: penetrating damp which comes in through the walls; this can be caused by leaks into the home, or poor insulation.
The other form is rising damp, where the water in the ground (which should normally be prevented from rising with damp course), finds its way into your home, and appears at the lower parts of the walls.
The exterior walls, foundations, windows and roof of your property, if maintained correctly, will give years of trouble free existence and prevent against damp or mould appearing.
Think about insulating your home to create a moisture free environment. It has also been reported that mould spores can be more dangerous to your health than smoking!
What’s more, there are dangerous substances being released into the air in mould affected homes known as mycotoxins.
Mycotoxins are lethal to people’s health, causing severe reactions such as respiratory dis-functions, dangerous internal haemorrhages, skin irritations and mucous membrane distortions.
The toxins from mould are also a common cause of tiredness, nausea and feeling of confusion, slower reaction times, all of these leading to a dangerously compromised general wellbeing.