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What is Mould?

In simple terms, mold is a fungus that works to break down dead organic materials. Mold thrives in moist and humid areas, so growing in areas with moisture in your home is common.

Most homes offer warm air and materials like wallpaper for mold to feed them. And unfortunately, they will keep growing until treated. So, you have to take care when doing this, and your best option would be to seek professional mold removal.

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Types of Mould found in Australia

Alternaria Mould

This Alternaria mold problem is common in damp areas like bathtubs, showers, and under leaky sinks. It has a velvet-like texture and is commonly covered with brown or green hairs.

This mold grows all year round and poses a health hazard as it causes asthma-like symptoms affecting the nose, mouth, and upper respiratory tract.


Aspergillus Mould

Aspergillus mold is mostly harmless, although it can negatively affect people with weakened immune systems when they inhale its fungal spores. The mold could also lead to lung diseases and trigger an allergic reaction.

It can be challenging to steer clear of aspergillus mold as it is pervasive indoors and outdoors in Australian homes. Here we swoop in and rid your home of this potentially dangerous mold.


Acremonium Mould

This mold differs from others because it grows slowly in window cracks, humidifiers, and air condition units. The strands of acremonium mold cause infections like Mycetoma among healthy individuals. So, you must book a mold inspection  as you may need help to see them.


Aureobasidium Mould

Aureobasidium mold initially appears slimy and pink and turns brown or black as it grows. And unlike its counterpart, this mold grows very fast.

Exposure to Aureobasidium mold will pose minor threats to the health of individuals in the home. The mold results in respiratory problems like sneezing, runny nose, coughing, etc.


Chaetomium Mould

Chaetomium mold is commonly found in the water-damaged property, soil, plant debris, etc. It is fast-growing and can be a hassle to contain. It has an initial white appearance and changes to grey as it matures.

As with all the others, this mold threatens human health by triggering infections. Chaetomium mostly thrives in cellulose-rich areas since those are their primary food.


Where Mould can occur?

 Mold can occur in any location in your home, and that’s because many places are prone to moisture and humidity. You may quickly notice some molds, but others not so much since they grow relatively slowly. However, these are the places where a mold could flourish and where we will be getting rid of them:

  • Walls
  • Showers
  • Ceiling
  • Bedrooms
  • Basements
  • Bathrooms
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Flooring
  • Carpet
  • Canvas
  • Wood
  • Leather
  • Plastic
  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • Shoes
  • Mattresses
  • Outdoor blinds
  • Curtains
  • Window Frames


At Upkeepcity, we carefully conduct a mold inspection to ascertain the root cause of the mold in your home and curb it from there. We remove mold at its source and guarantee it will stay gone for 12 months.

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