Good ventilation is essential to the health of you, your family and your home. Ventilation can even assist with heating your home easier and more cost-effective.
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Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in warm, damp, and dark environments. It reproduces by releasing tiny spores into the air, which can quickly spread and colonize new areas. These spores can survive harsh conditions, making mould a resilient and persistent intruder in our homes and buildings.
Mould comes in various colours, such as green, black, white, or orange. It often appears as fuzzy or slimy growth on surfaces like walls, ceilings, floors and damp materials like wood or fabric. Common mould species include Aspergillus, Penicillium, Cladosporium, and Stachybotrys (black mould)
While some individuals may not experience any noticeable effects when exposed to mould, others are more susceptible to health problems. Prolonged exposure to mould spores can lead to respiratory issues and allergies and exacerbate pre-existing conditions such as asthma. Symptoms of mould exposure may include sneezing, coughing, wheezing, skin irritation, and eye or throat irritation.
Furthermore, certain mould species can produce mycotoxins, which are toxic substances harmful to humans and animals. The inhalation or ingestion of mycotoxins can cause severe health issues, including neurological problems and organ damage.
Vulnerable populations, such as infants, elderly individuals, and people with compromised immune systems, are particularly at risk when exposed to mould.
Mould is a familiar intruder that can cause health and structural damage when left unaddressed. Understanding the nature of mould, its potential health implications, and the importance of prompt remediation are crucial in maintaining a healthy living environment. By identifying the source of moisture, following proper remediation techniques, and implementing preventive measures, we can effectively combat mould infestations and safeguard our homes and well-being.
It is essential to address mould infestations promptly to prevent health issues and further structural damage to the affected area. You will need to identify the source, clean and remove mould, keep your home dry, and maintain low humidity levels to discourage future mould growth and regular maintenance.
HRV ventilation increases airflow to every room as a whole-home ventilation system, delivering drier air to reduce unhealthy moisture where you live and sleep.
If your home has an accessible roof cavity, it should be suitable for HRV home ventilation. Your HRV expert will confirm the suitability and assessment of your home.
HRV can make your home drier and healthier – and reduce condensation, moisture and mould. The filter purifies the air entering your home, reducing dust, pollen, mould spores, and other common allergens from your family's air.
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