Investing in property requires a significant financial commitment. That’s why protecting your investment is critical.
There are many ways in which you should be continually maintaining and protecting your property, and mould prevention strategies are one.
It’s important not to underestimate the threat mould can present. This silent but serious intruder can cause damage to your property’s structure and even compromise the health of you and your loved ones.
What is mold? Why is preventing it important? And what sort of mold prevention tips does our team have for you?
Understanding Why Mold Prevention is Critical
Mold is a form of fungus that lives and thrives in spaces that are damp and humid. Tiny airborne spores settle on surfaces, grow and reproduce. While mold in nature is generally not a problem, it can cause issues when it manages to infiltrate the home, our properties and our buildings.
Causes of Mold
Preventing mold is the best way to ensure it never poses a threat to your investment. The first step in mold prevention treatments and solutions is understanding the most common causes behind mold infestation.
1. Leaky Plumbing and Roofs
Unnoticed leaks can cause dampness to accumulate and persist, providing a breeding ground for mold.
2. Lack of Ventilation
A lack of free-flowing, fresh and moving air can help moisture accumulate as well, especially in areas that are prone to water exposure. That’s why kitchen and bathroom mold prevention is particularly important.
3. High Humidity
If you live in an area where it can get rather humid during the hotter seasons, mold growth can be even more intense and important to prevent regularly.
The Danger Mold Presents
Mold is certainly unsightly, but the damage it can cause to your property and the danger it can pose to your health is significant.
Mold can compromise structural integrity.
Maintaining the structural integrity of your property is important to keep it safe and usable. Mold, that isn’t curtailed, can weaken building materials over time and cause rather extensive and expensive structural issues.
Mold can trigger respiratory issues.
Mold spores can exacerbate a variety of respiratory conditions, particularly for those who suffer from allergies and other related health issues.
Mold can decrease your property’s value.
The presence of mold can significantly erode the resale value of your home or building, and deter potential buyers from wanting to invest and purchase your property.
Mold Prevention Tips
Mold prevention really takes a dedicated, proactive and consistent approach.
Tip 1 – Keep an eye out for moisture
If you notice a leak, get it fixed as soon as possible. If possible, have your property checked regularly for leaks, especially in areas that are not properly ventilated or prone to being exposed to high levels of moisture and humidity?
Tip 2 – Monitor the humidity levels around you
You cannot control the weather or the climate, but you can invest in a dehumidifier for your property. These affordable machines can work wonders in bringing down the humidity in rooms of the home.
Tip 3 – Have your roofs and gutters checked
Maintaining your roof and gutters is important in mould prevention. The better the condition of your roof and gutters, the less likely a leak will go unnoticed and unaddressed.
Tip 4 – Invest in proper insulation
Adequate insulation, professionally installed, can help prevent condensation and reduce the risk of mould growing and thriving.
Tip 5 – Conduct regular inspections
It can be hard to get into the habit of conducting routine checks for mold and leaks, but it can be even harder to have to deal with mold problems once the issue has already gotten out of control.
What to do if you find mold
There is always the possibility that even the best mold prevention treatments and maintenance routines fail to curb the problem. If you do discover mold, it’s essential that you take prompt action.
While you might be tempted to attempt to deal with the problem on the spot, refrain from the impulse. Disturbing mould can release its spores into the air. This will result in the problem only exacerbating itself and the mould spreading, which would be the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve.
Next, you need to contact a remedial builder like our team here at BIM Sydney. As a professional team with expertise and experience in mould remediation, we can assess the extent and source of the issue, provide effective, tailored solutions and help prevent further recurrence.
How do we work? We’ll conduct an onsite inspection and not just propose a solution for removing the mould but also identify the root cause so that we can address the underlying cause of the issue and help you implement more effective and durable mould prevention techniques.
Working with BIM Sydney
Why choose BIM Sydney to deal with your mould problem? We don’t just offer expert repair and remedial construction work, we offer a level of service that’s a cut above the rest.
We provide a single point of contact, so you know exactly who to speak to for updates on progress, coordinate mould removal and prevention and find out more about how to prevent the problem in the future.
We’re also dedicated to providing mold removal and prevention with minimal disturbance to you and your property. Our efficient, reliable service gives you peace of mind that you’ll be able to carry on with your regular daily routine as soon as possible.
Then, we’ll provide you with our expert opinion about what sort of mold prevention treatment would work best, whether that’s roofing service or waterproofing.
Invest in Mold Prevention for Long-Term Protection
You don’t have to protect your investment from mould on your own. We’re here to help. As an established, Sydney-based team, our high-quality service is available to residential and commercial clients across the city.