Mould might seem like a bit of harmless slime that grows in the corner of the shower, but mould is a variety of fungal organisms that can cause serious problems for your home and your health if not adequately addressed.
Mould thrives in hot, humid, dark places. This means that in the Australian weather it only takes a small water leak to start a mould infestation. Because mould prefers places like wall cavities, behind cabinetry, and under floorboards, often what you can see is only the tip of the iceberg.
Mould can pose serious health risks to people, especially children and the elderly. The microscopic spores and mycotoxins that moulds produce can cause breathing difficulty, respiratory illnesses, allergic reactions, and even immune dysfunction. These health risks are serious enough that the Australian government recently conducted a parliamentary inquiry into mould related biotoxins.
Because mould is a fungus it degrades organic materials, and is a leading cause of wood rot. If left untreated mould will continue to grow and spread, effecting more of the timber frame of your home, damaging it’s structural integrity.
It makes sense to reach out to remediation experts when you discover a mould problem, and at Insurance Restorations we have the experience and the expertise to deal whatever you face. Our team of certified professionals will be at your doorstep right away to get on top of your mould problem immediately. This includes,