Mould removal and control
Mould or mold can be a serious problem in buildings and houses. Mould can cause serious health problems and can make existing conditions like Asthma worse. In general, mould will develop in poorly ventilated buildings and those with leaks.
After heavy rains and flooding, many cases of mould are reported in homes and offices. Heavy rain results in leaks, flooding into buildings and increase in relative humidity. Because of this, mould spores will germinate on walls, clothes, shoes and other surfaces. In this par of the world, the temperature is lowest in June and July, this also worsens the infestation problem.
As a serious health concern, this problem should not go unaddressed in homes, workplaces or animal sheds. At Asepsis limited, we inspect and offer treatment against mould. We also give advice on how to prevent the problem from occuring or re-occurring. The removal and treatment must include an understanding of why there is a problem in the first place. The source of excess moisture and poor air circulation must be identified. This must be accompanied by prompt treatment. Call for help as soon as you see mould to avoid health related complications. It is important to call professionals because of the dangerous nature of the mould itself and the chemicals that are used to remove it.
Asepsis Limited is the first organization in East Africa to provide professional mould control and eradication services and products. Contact us on +254792764947 for an instant response.
How is mould removal and control done?
The first step is to identify the cause. Depending on the cost of remediation, the best approach is to address the cause. Should the cost of remediation be very expensive, regular spraying with mould removing chemicals is recommended. These must be done by professionals because of health and safety concerns as well as protecting materials and property from damage. Some of the causes of persistent mould problems include
- Leaks in plumbing
- Entry of moisture from outside the building
- Leaks from roofs
- Poor ventilation
- Entry of moisture from the soil (this is common in basements)
- Leaking tanks and boilers
- Low temperatures causing condensation (in East Africa, this is usually in June and July)
- poorly constructed buildings such that there are drainage problems
Once the cause has been identified, remedial action is taken which could include
- Identifying and repairing leaks
- Water proofing and moisture proofing walls by using appropriate paints and appropriate plaster additives
- Ventilating the buildings
- Heating the building
Regardless of the above measures, reduction of mould spores in a building must be done. This reduces the likelihood of them germinating and causing persistent problems.
Where are you likely to have mould problems?
- In bathrooms and washrooms
- In wardrobes
- In and around shoe racks
- Behind furniture and beds
- On walls and roofs in poorly ventilated areas
Instant control of mould
This is done by spraying and cleaning using appropriate chemicals.