WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF MOULD REMOVAL?
The cost of mould removal varies on several different factors. Each individual job has a specific scope of work that will determine the cost of the remediation. A job can start at €200 and go up from there, again, depending on the scope of work.
HOW DO I KNOW ITS MOULD?
In most cases mould growth is obvious and can be confirmed with a visible inspection. There are many different types of mould and it can come in a variety of different colours (black, brown, green, white, etc).
If left untreated, mould will continue to grow and spread and may become a much more dangerous issue; therefore a mould remediation company should be contacted to determine the severity and the best way to remediate.
Another way to identify whether it is mould or not, is to have the area tested for mould. An environmentalist can come in and take a swab or perform and air quality test to determine what type of mold and how elevated the mould spores are.
WHAT CAUSES MOULD?
There are a few factors that create the conditions necessary for mold growth.
Your most common being environments that have undesirable levels and/or excess of the following:
However, these issues being fairly common in any average home, the biggest culprit to the development of mould is moisture.
Typical reasons for this being present range from leaks (roof, pipes) and condensation buildup due to poor ventilation. Areas particularly vulnerable are basements and generally damp spots left undisturbed for mold conditions to thrive.
IS MOULD HARMFUL?
Reactions to mould, and its variations, show up in the form of certain symptoms, usually brought on by an allergic reaction or possible infection.
Mold allergies, being the most common symptom, can mimic other common conditions such as a cold or typical hay fever.
- Itchy throat and/or skin
- Sneezing and coughing
are most likely what to expect, among other similar reactions.
In more severe cases, with stronger symptoms, a form of toxic mould is usual a suspect.
In the case of infections, usually it is the result of an airborne mould which is breathed in. The most susceptible to these types being the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems.
HOW LONG DOES MOULD REMOVAL TAKE?
The length of the mould remediation process varies depending on the situation and the size of the area affected.
If the mould is restricted to a small localized area it can take 1 day to remove. If the mould is in several areas of the home or the area affected is quite large it can take 2-3 days to remediate.
HOW CAN I REDUCE MOULD GROWTH?
There are a few steps in which you can reduce the chance of mould growth. These are common actions that any home owner can take, however are not 100% guarantee solutions.
- Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
- Use a dehumidifier during humid months.
- Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
- Clean bathrooms with mould killing products.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVE?
We provide a nationwide service. Just contact us for the fees.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF MOUD INSPECTION?
The mould inspection fee is €150 ( Dublin Area), from €180 (outside Dublin).