Got a Mould Problem? Here's Everything You Need to Know to get rid of it.
With the recent spate of reports on mould problems in building exteriors and interiors, one may ask “huat” can one do to control mould? How can we prevent mould from “prospering”?
There is always some mould around. Moulds have been on the Earth for millions of years. They can get into your home through open doors, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mould in the air outside can be brought indoors on clothing, shoes, bags, and even pets.
Living in humid Singapore, mould issues are something that we have to deal with constantly. Other than the aesthetic concerns mould pose, health consequences are something that are close to the hearts for many as well.
Mould can cause many health effects. It can range from stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or skin rash. The severity of these symptoms varies depending on whether you have asthma or are allergic to moulds. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung disease may get infections in their lungs from mould.
Mould will grow where there is moisture, such as around the sink, bathrooms, or pipes, or where there are water-bodies nearby. Mould grows on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood. Mould can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
If You Have Mould in Your Home
If you see or smell mould, you should remove it.
If mould is growing in your home, you need to clean up the mould and address the moisture problem. Mould can be removed from hard surfaces with household products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of household laundry bleach in 1 gallon of water.
After removing them, the critical step is to prevent them.
· Keep humidity levels in your home as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Get a humidity meter to help you monitor your home humidity.
· Use mould inhibitors in paints and cleaning products.
Do you know that the jMedGuard® Standard Self-Disinfecting Coating Spray can prevent mould?
Apply jMedGuard® Standard Self-Disinfecting Coating Spray to any surface, including soft textile and leather surfaces to prevent textile fibres from accumulating mould and fungi or prevent mould and mildew from damaging leather fibres.
The product contains Benzalkonium Chloride, a type of Quaternary Ammonium Compound (QAC) that is safe for any surface, and is used to kill bacteria, viruses, and mould. The antimicrobial coating formed through our proprietary formulation continuously prevents mould from sporing. You no longer need to deal with the pesky mould problems ever so often! Reapply the product every 3 months to enjoy mould-less problems month after month.