How Mould gets into Your Home

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Mould spores exist both indoors and outdoors but they can’t be seen. Spores can get into the home in different ways: through open windows, ventilation and doorways or by attaching to objects people or even your pets. 

Given the perfect conditions, mould can flourish and grow where it lands. 

Mould can often appear in areas where:

  • Flooding or water leakage has occurred 
  • Windows with condensation build up
  • Places where air cannot circulate – i.e. Wardrobes

Such as:

  • Paper or cardboard products (wallpaper)
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Wood
  • Insulation material
  • Upholstery and other fabric 

You’ll usually be able to see and smell mould. It can damage items in your home and can have a serious effect on your health, especially if you have an allergy, existing respiratory problems such as asthma or a weak immune system. 

Keeping the amount of moisture down in your home is the main way to stop mould from developing as well as keeping your home clean and ventilated.

Protection, prevention and reduction

Ways to help: