Mould grows more easily and quickly in an environment with high humidity, warm temperature, stagnant air and dim light. It is common in all types of buildings, particularly in autumn and winter. A musty odour, stains and furry or downy growth on surfaces are strong indications of a mould outbreak. If this is the case, it needs expert attention to ensure that the mould’s root system and active spores are removed.
Mould spores are an irritant to the human respiratory system, whether or not the spores are alive or dead. Some fungal species pose more serious health risks than others, but in general the effects of exposure to mould can include lung, skin and eye irritation. The severity of a person’s reaction to mould is a combination of different factors including, the concentration of spores in the air, the length of exposure, and the person’s level of sensitivity to mould allergens. If you suffer from allergies or respiratory problems you should avoid contact with mould. Treatment of mould should be carried out by a professional mould specialist.
Landlords who rent out properties that have mould are at risk of being prosecuted under Section 11 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1988 or Sections 79, 80 and 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
These acts classify mould as a statutory nuisance.
The Housing Act 2006 classifies mould as a Category 1 Health Hazard (under Homes Health & Safety Rating System)
We are based in East Sussex and specialise in professional mould removal, prevention and ventilation solutions. We can identify the cause, treat the mould and give you advice on how to keep you homes mould free.
We are highly experienced and have been successfully dealing with mould problems throughout Sussex for over 13 years. In most cases once we have treated the area as long as maintenance of future mould spores is contained the mould infestation will be stopped in its tracks.
We use very effective treatment that kills and cleans mould and offers long-term protection against re-growth of mould, lichens and algae. After the treatment has dried, if required, the area can be over-coated with most conventional paints. We recommend over-coating with specially formulated paint that is proven to provide long-term protection from mould re-growth and is designed to stop contamination and discoloration. We can provide advise, supply the paint and carry out the painting.
Mould Solutions is a trading name of All Odd Jobs Ltd.
We are a Trading Standards Approved Business and a proud member of Buy with Confidence and Support with Confidence Trading Standard Approved Schemes.