14 May How to get rid of mould forever
How to get rid of mould forever
Keep your home fresh and mould-free by choosing the best ventilation system for you
With the rainy months approaching, will your house turn into a damp pit of mould, or stay fresh and clean? To keep the mould at bay, you need to ensure your house remains dry and damp-free by using the right kind of ventilation. If you’re tired of dealing with mould-related illnesses and having a musky smell settle in every winter, read on to find out how to get rid of mould, forever.
How mould impacts your health
Mould grows in many places, but when it’s inside your home, it can cause serious health issues and make everyday life miserable.
Exposure to mould can be harmful to those with weakened immune systems like:
- Elderly people
- People undergoing treatments like chemotherapy
- People with allergies or asthma
Mould can also cause or aggravate:
- Skin rashes
- Red eyes
- Breathing problems
- Wheezing and coughing
Your home is your sanctuary, but when mould attacks, it can become a house of horrors. That’s why you need to do everything you can to keep your house dry and mould-free, even in the wettest of winters.
How ventilation will help you get rid of mould, forever
Mould loves to grow in the moist conditions that exist in homes all over Sydney after a winter downpour. But cleaning away the mould isn’t enough because the spores remain dormant waiting for the right conditions to grow again. And often you can’t even see the mould you need to clean. Some of the worst areas for mould are places like:
- Inside walls
- Below floors
- Above ceilings
- In wardrobes
The only way to avoid a winter outbreak of mould is to keep your house dry and condensation-free. And the best way to do that is through proper ventilation.
Ventilation destroys those damp conditions that mould loves, which means it’s gone forever. And all that remains is clean, fresh and healthy air for you and your loved ones to breathe easy.
Which ventilation system is right for me?
There are several ways to ventilate your house, and the right way for you will depend on the style and structure of your home. Here are some options to consider.
Subfloor ventilation takes out damp air from under your house and replaces it with dry, fresh air that enters from vents under your floor. It also stops moist air from being evaporated through timber floors.
- This system is installed under your floor and is best for houses with a suspended timber floor
For more information, read our post on subfloor ventilation.
Our home ventilation system pulls fresh air into your roof space, which it then filters to remove mould spores before pumping the clean air into your house. As the newly cleaned air moves into your home, it pushes out the old, damp air.
- This system is installed in your roof and is suitable for most houses
- There is also an option available for houses or apartments with no roof space
For more information, read our page about dealing with damp in your home.
Getting professional help to get rid of mould
If you’re tired of dealing with damp and mould year after year, and you want to know how to get rid of mould for good, contact us for a FREE home assessment. Our expert team will find the right mould solution for you.