What type of Mould is that?

What type of Mould is that?

Have you been noticing some different coloured patches on your wall or ceiling lately?  Keep a close eye out as your home or business could be harbouring mould spores without you knowing!

With the humid weather, seasonal storms and constant use of air conditioning that comes with living here in Queensland, mould can quickly spread throughout your living or work space before you know it.  Getting on top of any mould issues before they become a major problem is extremely important.

While there are plenty of mould busting methods floating around the internet, only a professional will be able to tell you the best way to get rid of the mould you have.  MouldMen have advised countless homeowners and Property Managers on the type of mould growing in their properties and the best way to remediate.  If it’s mouldy, we know the solution as we’ve pretty much seen it all!

Let’s take a look at some of the types of mould that could be growing in your home.

Aspergillus

This is one nasty mould species – it can grow almost anywhere from damp walls through to carpet, fans and shoes. For those with compromised immune systems, the elderly or the young, it can set of allergies and respiratory infections.

Cladosporium

Cladosporium is often found growing on fabrics such as carpets and on timber surfaces such as cabinets and floorboards. This one isn’t just located in warmer regions; it is more than happy to grow in cool climates and can cause numerous respiratory issues.

Stachybotrys (Black Mould)

This is one we are probably all familiar with – it’s the mould that makes a house smell musty and is often found in areas that are always damp such as air conditioning ducts, bathrooms and walls that have leaking pipes.

Here are some images of what the different types of mould can look like.

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Mould can present in many different ways, these photo’s are examples.  If you’ve got mould in your home, don’t let it take over and try not to succumb to using an ineffective quick fix like bleach or vinegar – get it gone professionally with Mouldmen!

For friendly advice on your mould issue, give us a call on 1300 60 59 60 or get a Quote in 2 minutes (Residential customers only) via our website www.mouldmen.com