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Maintaining Healthy Living

Posted on October 10, 2015

PHJ Services help you maintain a healthy environment by giving pointers on how to keep your home fresh and clean the natural way.

The Gold Coast is known for its high humidity and unexpected rain fall. These changes in weather not only affect us but can also affect our homes. Here’s why. When moisture enters the building it increases the growth in the warmer temperatures and as a result it causes swelling. Generally it will not subside to its original form, causing damage to structures long term as the pours open and create perfect damp space for mould growth.

PHJ are qualified mould remediation specialists. They have the equipment, training and staffing to make a mould contaminated structure safe for occupancy. Mould remediation is very specialized. Not all carpet cleaners offer a mould remediation service. Training for this type of work is very specific and , if poorly performed; there are health risks for both the customer and remediator.

It is generally not possible to completely remove mould or mould stains from fabric. Mould growth is often visible, it may appear cottony, velvety, granular, or leathery and have varied colours of white, grey, brown, black, yellow, or green and will have a distinct mould odour – usually musty. Symptoms of mould infestation can be respiratory problems (wheezing and difficulty to breath), nasal and sinus congestion, eye irritation (burning, watery, red, blurry vision, and light sensitivity), dry, hacking coughs, sore throats, nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath

Moisture is really the key cause of mold growth. Mould can be found almost anywhere; it needs moisture and food to grow. Reducing dampness in the home. Simply opening a window will create an air flow throughout the property and also improve ventilation which can lead to the prevention of mould. Ventilation of a room is very important because it keeps noxious fumes out, prevent lethal mould from growing and control other common household problems. Ventilation of a room also prevents allergies and infections passed through the air. Ventilation of a room can be done by installing an effective ventilation system or by using a good fan regularly.

Everyone loves the fresh air so why wouldn’t we have fresh air in our homes. Keep a window or two open and reduce the mould growth within your home.

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