Mould Checks

Do you have a healthy home?

Even though you might not be able to see or smell the mould at first, it floats through the air in the interior of all homes

Mould is a type of fungus that grows on plants and fibers, and travels through the air as tiny spores. It doesn’t become a huge problem for homeowners for the most part, until it lands on a wet or damp spot where it breeds and grows.

For significant mould growth to occur, there must be a source of water (which could be invisible), a source of food, and a substrate capable of sustaining growth. Common building materials, such as timber, plywood, jib, strapping, carpets, and carpet underlay are food for moulds.

Besides its unsightly appearance in bathrooms, kitchens and basements, mould gradually destroys whatever it grows on, and can even be hazardous to one’s health.

To avoid the negative effects of mould, a home owner needs to control the moisture in their home.

Inspect your home using our state of the art Infrared cameras.

City Line Infrared will undertake a full Infrared moisture inspection to find the places of moisture ingress. Once all wet areas are found and repaired the mould has nowhere to grow.

If it is a concern that the mould maybe harmful to you or your families health, we can take samples and have it tested. This will help in the precautions needed to clean up the problem areas.

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Ten Things You Should Know About Mould

Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mould exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints

1. There is no practical way to eliminate all moulds and mould spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mould growth is to control moisture.
2. If mould is a problem in your home, office or school, you must clean up the mould and eliminate sources of moisture.
3. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mould growth.
4. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60% ) to decrease mould growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing ventilation; and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.
5. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mould growth.
6. Clean mould off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are mould, may need to be replaced.
7. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
8. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
9. Moulds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present.
10. There are mould that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

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