What does mould look like?

 

PENICILLIUM

  • Allergenic form of mould that is easily recognisable by its blue or green coloured surface with a velvety texture
  • Often found in water damaged buildings
  • Commonly presents wherever organic material is available
  • Normally a result of recent water damage
  • Is normally a green or white colour
  • Will grow within a few days if the conditions are right
  • Likes to grow on dust and debris
  • Is used in food and medication

 

CLADOSPORIUM

common mold allergy type2 

  • Can grow in both warm and cold conditions
  • Often found thriving in indoor materials such as fabrics, upholsteries and carpets
  • They are normally dark looking. It is a fungi and includes some of the most common indoor and outdoor moulds
  • Species produce olive-green to brown or black colonies
  • Often found on bathroom ceilings etc

 

STACHYBOTRYS

Stachybotrys black mold on wall 1

  • Stachybotrys is also known as the nefarious “black mould”
  • It is a toxigenic type of mould that can also cause allergic reactions
  • Stachybotrys mould is dark greenish or black in colour and has a slimy texture
  • Stachybotrys thrives in damp, wet areas with high humidity levels that maintain these environmental conditions for weeks
  • It is known for growing on cellulose material such as woods, cardboard, paper, hay or wicker

 

What causes mould?

 

1 - Humidity or Moisture: RH (relative humidity) is over 70%

2 - Temperature: Temperatures above 21 degrees increase mould growth

3Stagnant Air: Lack of air movement

4Darkness: UV rays help retard growth.

 

 

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If you find mould:

Seal off the area! Phone Pure Services!