Woman shocked to discover mould in the corner of a window

How to get the upper hand on mould?

The best way to control mould is to analyse it to find out what kind of mould it is and how to control it. However, in general, there are simple steps you can take to limit the appearance or number of moulds in your home.

Are you exposed to mould?

Both mild and more serious manifestations can alert you to possible exposure to mould :

  • From the benign point of view : You should pay particular attention to sneezing, nausea and cases of spontaneous tiredness that appear as soon as you walk through your door. In addition, sore throats, headaches or watery eyes are signs that may alert you. Finally, stinging eyes, itching and skin rashes are signs that mould spores may be present.
  • More serious signs: This type of event most often affects people who already have a weakened body. These include people with heart disease, pregnant women and children. These people may develop vomiting, difficulty breathing and sometimes even bloody nostrils. In some cases, neurological difficulties may be the result, as well as the appearance of chronic fatigue.

In the presence of excessive mould growth, we strongly advise you to call in a professional. In addition to solving your moisture problems, he or she will be able to treat your interior to eliminate the fungi permanently.

Limit water vapour

Moisture is the main cause of mould spores in your home. The abundance of kettles, showers with jets and other steam generating processes increase the risk of these fungi appearing in your home a hundredfold. Air your home regularly and install a cellar dehumidifier will help you to significantly reduce this risk and maintain healthy, moisture-free air.

Reduce your exposure to mould

There are a few other things you can do to combat mould in your home:

  • Maximise ventilation inside your home by opening doors and windows as much as possible.
  • Install a dehumidifier in your bathroom and in all wet rooms
  • Always put lids on pots and pans that are placed on the fire to limit the amount of water vapour produced in the air.
  • Avoid drying wet clothes inside the house and make sure that the temperature inside the house is always constant.