What is rising damp?
Rising damp occurs when excess moisture from the ground absorbs up into porous building materials such as stone, brick, earth, mortar and into the structure of the building. The moisture evaporates from either face of the wall, allowing more to be drawn from below. Rising damp is common in older buildings, but […]
What is rising damp?
What conditions in the home are best for mould growth?
Keeping mould from growing in your home is really important for the health of you and your family. The first step in keeping mould under control in your home is discovering what areas and conditions are best for mould growth. Mould spores thrive and multiply in […]
If you have a mould issue on the walls of your home, whether it be internal or external it can look unsightly.
Mould happens to grow and multiply very fast so if your walls are damp with excess moisture, they may quickly become covered in it. You may be looking for a quick fix and thinking […]
Everyone wants to live a healthy happy life. But what if the air you are breathing inside your home could be harming you and your family in various ways. Nothing in this world is more important than the air you breathe, so you should make it your aim this year to improve the air quality […]
The Laundry and Mould
What does mould need to thrive? A warmth moist environment and something to cling to. It is no wonder then that that the laundry and dirty clothes hampers, in fact, are the perfect regions for mould to grow, as they commonly provide mould spores daily access to a lavish supply of […]
Lucy Jones lived in your average older house in the suburbs of Brisbane with her husband and two kids. They had only just bought the house 3 months prior. Soon after moving in they started to notice the kind of sickness they had hardly felt before. “I would go through a box of tissues a […]
Those who lived in Brisbane in 2011 know first-hand that we live in a crazy world. Mother nature can flex her muscles at any moment and send water where we never intended it to go. Since mould grows and thrives in a moisture rich environment, a flooded home is perfect. Mould is the last thing […]
You’ve noticed that “musty” smell, and you are wondering - Is there mould in my home? And what has caused it? Mould is a visual sign of excess moisture in your home and it grows due to various reasons. The most common cause of mould growth in your home is due to excess condensation, and many people do not realise just how much condensation can be created by normal everyday life in the home. Condensation is quite ok in your average house, but it should dry up fairly quickly or if it continues to lay stagnant mould could start to grow.
It’s springtime. Therefore there is a lot of storms and rainy days, all the while humidity is also usually at it’s highest. This is prime conditions for mould spores to spread their wings and multiply. Mould is not only unsightly and smells awful, it also has negative impacts on our health and wellbeing.
So how can […]