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Health Risks of Mould

by Green Demo ∙ Oct 2nd, 2017

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What Is Mould?
Mould is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms, they can be black, white, orange, green or purple. The fungus requires a source of moisture and food in order to grow. Therefore when mould is growing in a home it can spread pretty quickly due to getting the moisture from the air and food from the wood or the dust on the wall that it is growing on, so if left can cause serious damage.

Signs of Mould in the house:

  • Strong mould odours

  • Leaks and moisture problems
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Visible mould growth

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Health risks of Mould:

Most people are unaware of the effect mould can have on humans and the allergic symptoms that can occur, some examples being:

  • Cold or flu like symptoms
  • Coughing
  • Sore, itchy throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Skin Rash
  • Hair loss
  • And many more

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Common places to find mould in your home:

  • Chimneys
  • Windows
  • Wall papers
  • Attic
  • Carpets
  • Basement
  • Beneath the sink
  • Refrigerator drip pans
  • Air conditioners

What to do about it?
Mould remediation needs to be done safely, and in compliance with WorkSafeBC standards. The last thing you want is for these toxic mould spores to take root in your furniture or other areas of your home, so great care needs to be taken.

Call the experts at Green Demo today to have your mould problem dealt with once and for all!
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