Posted on
May 31st, 2016

3 Things You Need to Know About Mould

Despite being an extremely common problem, many people don’t understand what mould is and just how damaging it can be. Here are 3 things that you really need to know about mould.

Mould can seriously damage your health

Mould releases spores which can be extremely damaging to your health and in some cases can even be life threatening. Children and the elderly are particularly at risk, as well as those with weak immune systems. If you want to keep your family safe, you need to act quickly when your notice mould in your home. Otherwise you could face respiratory problems, allergic reactions, asthma and many other health issues in the future.

It can cost thousands to fix

If left untreated, mould can cause damage to your property which will be extremely costly to fix. If you want to avoid paying thousands of pounds in repairs, it’s essential that you treat mould as soon as you spot it. There are many specialist treatments available, including eradication kits, paint additives and floor coatings. Which one you need will depend on the type of damp that is affecting the building. More information can be found on our Ask the Experts page.

There are steps you can take to prevent it

Reducing the amount of moisture in your home, improving ventilation and fixing any structural problems are just a few of the things that you can do to prevent mould. Although this may seem like hassle to do, it is much better than leaving it until mould develops. As mentioned above, this problem can be costly to both your health and home so it is always better to address the problem before it escalates.

If you would like any advice, please don’t hesitate in contacting the Dampkits team. You can call 0845 400 6666 or emailing info@dampkits.co.uk to speak to a professional.

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