Moisture is the main cause of mould growth. Did you know that temperature and humidity levels accelerate its growth? The higher the temperature, the faster the mould will grow. From our experience, we can say it takes around 48 hours to grow mould after water leaks.

However, you cannot detect it then, you may find it when mould grows its root into the wet surface and changes colour.

However, mould spreads quickly, so you have to take steps to prevent further damage. Today we are going to talk about it.

Before that, if you need urgent water damage restoration services, please call us.

Does a Water Leak Always Grow Mould?

In most cases, if left untreated, water leaks lead to mould growth because the surface has enough moisture to feed them. Please make sure you have fixed the leaks within 24 hours of damage and clean the area properly.

Professional treatment ensures better results because they know how to deal with it. Moreover, they use certified chemicals and industry-grade equipment for mould remediation.

Please note that if you have fixed the leaks within 24 hours still there is a chance of mould growth. Mainly because there is hidden moisture, and it is tough to remove without proper equipment. Many clients face this in Sydney. Water damage restoration is the best solution for all such problems.

Is Mould Dangerous?

Different types of mould may grow on porous and non-porous surfaces. Indeed, some moulds are more dangerous than others. It may lead to allergic reactions, irritations, skin diseases and respiratory problems.

Let’s understand the three most common types of mould in Australia.

Black Mould

It usually grows in fibre rich surfaces such as drywall and wood. 70 Degree Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature for such mould growth. In the first few days, it spreads at one square inch per day; after that, it grows rapidly. Do not try any DIY solution; please call the Sydney water damage restoration service provider.

Some of the health Complications due to black mould are:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath and fever
  • Irritation

White Mould

It grows in organic carbon-rich areas such as laminate, wood, drywall, insulation. 80 Degree Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature for its growth.

Some of the diseases are:

  • Respiratory infections
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Skin irritation
  • Headaches

Green Mould

It usually develops on spoiled food. However, we saw green mould development even after water damage. It needs a nutrient-poor environment and a temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Some of the health complications are:

  • Sinus infections
  • Lungs diseases
  • Skin irritation and rashes
  • Respiratory infections

How to Prevent Mould Growth?

Besides health hazards, mould leads to serious structural issues. Our professionals suggest the following tips to prevent mould growth in your premises.

Dry the Area

Mould usually grows in 48 hours; you have to dry the area properly and add a layer of mould remediation to prevent the development. You can use paper towels or dehumidifiers for better drying. However, in case of major damage, call flood emergency services.

Remove Damp Materials

Some materials like insulation, which should be replaced immediately to avoid mould. If you take more than three days to react, the mould will spread in dry areas. We would suggest you use mould resistant material on your premises.

Air Circulation

Fresh air helps in drying. Please open doors and windows to make the drying process easier. Maintain a home temperature that is not too cool or not too warm, which prevents mould production.

Move Furniture Away

Prevent your furniture from ruining; create a containment zone or move your furniture away from the leakage. You may not have the equipment to dry wooden surfaces, so it is better to remove furniture as early as possible. If you face difficulty in drying, please call professional water damage restoration services.

Do not worry if you find mould underneath the furniture, because you may not have noticed the area before. Please rely on professionals in such a situation.

Eliminate Moisture

Mould needs moisture to grow on the surface. You should use vacuums, dehumidifiers to remove the excess moisture on your premises. In the case of black water damage, the situation can be difficult. Please consult with a flood emergency services provider.

Professionals use high horse-powered vacuum cleaners, blowers and fans that cover a large area within a couple of hours. Moreover, if you call us, our senior technician team uses moisture detector tools to find hidden moisture and water in your premises. In this way, we ensure high-quality cleaning and 100% customer satisfaction.

If you need urgent mould remediation and cleanings services, please feel free to call us.

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