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XSpor the Environmentally Safe Mould Removers

Your Guide to Mould

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What is it?

It grows on your ceilings, in your cupboards, and even in your showers. Whilst often it is green, black, or grey, it can even come in array of colours ranging from orange to pink, red to white.

 

Mould is a type of fungi, with thousands of species known. They reproduce by releasing microscopic spores into the air which can hitch a ride on clothing or spread through gusts of wind. Once established in an area it becomes easily identifiable as a typically dark green or black splotches.

How does it grow?

Mould requires only three ingredients to grow. Oxygen, darkness, and humidity. Unfortunately for you all these are easily available in your household. Add moisture to the mix and that is when mould problems can start to proliferate.

 

Mould that is visible to the eyes are established colonies, they feed on organic matter. Reproduction occurs when the mould release tiny spores that disperse with the wind, or through water.

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Where does it grow?

Whilst most rooms in a house have the conditions necessary for mould, where there is moisture and lots of it, that is where mould will be.

Common places to look for mould include:

  • Shower

  • Bathtub

  • Kitchen sink

  • Pantry

  • Mattress

  • Air conditioning vents

  • Attic

  • Basement

  • Laundry

Why is Mould Bad?

Besides the aesthetically displeasing look of a mould colony, there are several health problems associated with mould. Those who have lung problems or allergies are especially at risk.

 

Asthmatics are in danger of severe reactions to the mould spores. Individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or those who are immunocomprised are also susceptible.   

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What do we do about mould? 

XSpor specialises in environmentally friendly mould removal. Our EnzyCleanse™ formula avoids harsh and potentially toxic chemicals, without losing any mould removing power! Get in contact with XSpor's professional mould removers to solve your mould problem today!