Saturday, July 14, 2018


Why is it important when having mould issues to have the property inspected by a certified mould assessor/Inspector?
Generally, when in a property and mould is present the obvious places to look would be ceilings, cornices, around window frames and window blinds.

The company given the task would assess and inspect the property for mould  and moisture issues .
Quote and give a Report on what is found.
This would also include moisture and humidity testing and giving feedback on the possible cause of the mould issues:
In many cases it could be just a ceiling or around a window frame where mould is visible. Or mould could be behind a gyp-rock stud wall.
The picture below shows hidden mould where a fabric bedhead was hung on the wall black mould was present.

(The occupier oblivious and basically sleeping with her head next to the mould)
The mould was removed from the wall the rest of the room and belongings treated for mould:
MouldandMore:  0411 799 405

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Preventions for mould growth:

Preventions for mould growth:

As mould needs humidity/moisture/water to grow, the most important thing to do first to prevent any mould growth within your home is to keep any water/moisture generated within the home to an absolute minimum. This can be greatly achieved by;

1. Finding and repairing any water leaks and/or seepage

2. Dry out or Remove unnecessary materials 

3. Maintain a clean home environment

4. Promote your family’s lifestyle practices to reduce moisture in the home/ open window and use vent fan when showering

5. In some instances, you may find the need to use a dehumidifier at times when the moisture level in your home is high.

6. Give thought to what will produce moisture in your home such as showers, cooking, etc. and ensure you have adequate exhaust fans in those areas to extract the moisture.

7. Opening windows for a short time can help dry a moisture area in your home but be aware that the wind can move mould spores to another area of your home.

8. Ensure your clothes dryer is exhausting correctly (directly outside) if not open doors or window

9. Check your dryers after every use and keep it clean inside and out.

10. Never hang your wet washing inside to dry. Use an undercover outdoor area for this.

11. Leave the bathroom exhaust fan running for up to 10 minutes after your shower to help remove moisture in the air

12. If you have carpet in your bathroom, it is advisable to remove it as it will never be completely dry. also remove wet towels.

13. When cooking, wherever possible use a lid to minimise open pot boiling. Use range hood vent fan.

14. Keep an eye on your roof with regular checks to ensure there are no cracks, shifted tiles, blocked gutters, downpipes or anywhere else the water can seep into your ceiling cavity.

15. After a flood or water overflow, ensure the entire area is completely dried. In most cases a professional is required to achieve this effectively.                   

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mould Removal Perth (MouldandMore):

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10 Facts About Mould

10 Facts About Mould

  1. Mould, mushrooms and yeast are types of fungi.
  2. Fungi are found both indoors and outdoors.
  3. Mould can be different colours - furry, slimy or powdery. Some have musty, stale or earthy odours.
  4. Mould needs water, oxygen and food to grow. It can grow almost anywhere there is water, high humidity or damp conditions.
  5. Some people are allergic to moulds. The most common symptoms of mould exposure are cough, congestion, runny nose or trouble breathing, eye irritation. Mould can also worsen asthma symptoms or other allergies.
  6. Bleach does not kill mould.                                                                     
  7.  Painting over mould will not kill or seal it up.                                                                 
  8. The best way to prevent mould is to remove the water and moisture sources.
  9. Just because you can’t see mould, doesn’t mean that you don’t have it.
  10. Before you consider cleanup you should detect and repair the moisture source first. Otherwise mould will return. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MOULDANDMORE can deliver you the following services: Quote / Inspection and finding Likely source of Mould Issue Moisture Tests, Humidity Tests Written Report if required Mould Testing and clearance Testing (If required) Removal of Mould
•In understanding how exposure to mould might cause or contribute to illnesses it is useful to distinguish among the meanings of the words allergenic, pathogenic, and toxic effects that exposure to something might explain.
•Allergenic- causing allergic Reactions - rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, skin problems, other
•Pathogenic- Produces Infections, caused by pathogens such as bacteria or viruses
•Mould Smell Illnesses - headaches, vomiting, nausea, blocked noses, and asthmatic [MVOC's--DF]
•Toxic Illnesses - where mould is involved, may be produced by mycotoxins that are produced by some, not all, mould species. Note that even for a "toxic" mould species; the actual level of toxicity can vary significantly depending on growing conditions such as the growth substrate (what the mould is feeding-on), humidity, moisture, and other factors. Mould remediation team