Daily activities such as cooking, washing and drying clothes, showering, etc produces large amounts of moisture which becomes trapped in our over-insulated homes. This is in addition to the one and half litres of water moisture each adult exhales per night.
THE MAIN CAUSES OF MOULD & CONDENSATION IN YOUR HOME
Condensation dampness is a fast growing problem. It is estimated that 1 in 5 houses across Ireland and the UK are poorly ventilated leading to problems with streaming windows, mould growth and poor indoor air quality.
Lifestyle is a major factor in all of this as the average family produces up to 10 litres of water per day simply by cooking, washing, and bathing.
During the winter some occupants are more likely to dry clothes inside and keep windows closed to avoid heat loss. Excess moisture is absorbed into the air where it naturally travels to the coldest part of the house and condenses on cool surfaces such as windows and walls.
Homes that have cold spots or aren’t properly heated are prone to condensation dampness.
Properties that have been made more energy efficient with double glazing or additional insulation are also at risk because the moist air stays trapped inside the home.
Streaming windows are often the first sign of condensation problems before black mould patches start to appear and musty smells start to get noticed.
Mould spores germinate and house dust mites breed in damp humid conditions inside the home. These allergens can trigger and even cause asthma and other health problems.
MOULD REMOVAL | PERMANENT SOLUTION
At Home & Dry we tackle mould and condensation removal at the source. This is a permanent solution to eradicate mould in your home or office.
Symptoms of Sickness due to Mould Exposure
Continued exposure to mould in the home can lead to ill health or exacerbate existing health problems. Once you know what’s making you sick getting well is so much easier.
Mould Exposure the Facts
Exposure to mould can and does affect people differently. Mould can enter into the human body through several different pathways. People are exposed to mould by eating contaminated foods; mould spores can enter into a person’s sinuses and lungs through normal respiration or breathing in mould contaminated buildings.
Human hands touching mould contaminated surfaces and then touching other body parts, i.e. eyes, lips, nose etc… are documented as the direct cause of mould related allergies.
Common Symptoms of Mould Exposure
– Headaches especially mornings
– Redness and skin irritation
– Watery Eyes
– Itching Eyes
– Feelings of Constant Fatigue
– Sleep Disturbance
– Unexplained Cough
– Sudden Asthma Attacks
– Breathing Disorders
– Chronic Sinus Infections
– Memory Loss “Short Term”
– Sinus Infections
– Pain in the Joints and Muscles
Mould Exposure and the Common Misdiagnoses
Have you been diagnosed with:
– Sinus Infections
– Fatigue Syndrome
Asthma & Emphysema
With no warning, suddenly some people are diagnosed with Asthma. Why they have it, where it came from, and why inflicted so suddenly, no one knows. What happens in Emphysema and Asthma? Mould can damage the fragile walls of the lungs interfering with your ability to exhale or inhale. The fact is that mould is a living organism and that when introduced into the human body through ingestion or inhalation easily incubates and grows within the human body. People who have been diagnosed with both Asthma and Emphysema have reported having fully recovered after being treated for mould exposure.
There is a strong relationship between Asthma and Sinusitis with some studies showing of up to 75% of Asthma patients develop Sinusitis. Sinusitis is the most common healthcare complaint, more common even than Arthritis.