Mould inspection Melbourne
Before we remove the Mould from your household, we need to do a thorough inspection on your household for any Mould present so that we can remove all of it securely in one swoop so that it doesn't return in a few months.
Once the Mould problem is fully inspected, the present technician will talk to you about recommendations and a quote for how much it will cost to remove the Mould, and what would come from that process.
Having a professional inspect your house for Mould early could save a huge amount of money for you too, as if the Mould is left untreated for too long, it would spread and cost a lot to remove.
How to identify mould
Mould is everywhere. Mould is a type of fungus that grows from tiny spores that float in the air. Mould has the ability to grow almost anywhere that spores happen to land and find where they moisture along with a comfortable temperature, which is between 4 and 38 degrees Celsius. Which means that this includes about every damp place in your home.
The easiest form of mould that can be spotted is the most visible type of mould, called mildew, which are black spots at first, but then they often grow into larger colonies of mould. It’s the black stuff you see in the lines of your shower, outdoors, on damp walls, and on the surfaces of deck boards and painted siding, especially in the shaded, damp areas. A surface that is suffering from mildew is often difficult to distinguish from a dirty one. A way to test if it is mildew rather than just dirt, dab a few drops of bleach to the area. If the area becomes lighter after one to two minutes, it is mildew, if not, it is just dirt.
Mould is a fungus
Mould is a type of fungus. Mould is present almost everywhere, including the air, which means that it can spread easily. Low levels of mould outside will not pose a substantial health risk to you so long as your immune system function is relatively healthy.
Professional Mould Testing
The best way to have an inspection of Mould is through a qualified professional. They are experts at collecting Mould samples and testing them to see what it really is. This method will lead to the most accurate results.
Mould Test Kits
Mould test kits can be purchased yourself to collect the Mould samples yourself and test them. This option is cheaper than hiring a professional, and you can then send it to a mould testing facility to test it for you. The downside to this option is that there is a chance that you don't take the sample correctly, so it could show inaccurate results.
Multiple Mould Tests
For the most accurate results, Mould shouldn't only be tested once. Levels of Mould fluctuate in certain areas in certain times, so you could either get a reading that is much higher, or much lower than it actually is.
This is why doing multiple mould tests in several different locations at several different times is a good idea, so that the test is far more accurate.