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UNDERSTANDING MOULD & MILDEW ALLERGIES

If you’re allergic to moulds, try and remove it. Inhaling mould spores can cause symptoms such as sneezing or a runny nose. Mould can even affect non-allergic people.

WHAT IS IT

Mould reproduces through tiny, airborne spores. Indoor moulds grow in damp areas.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Any wet surfaces in the home will attract mould and aid in reproduction. Areas to look out for include: bathrooms, showers, refrigerators, house plants, humidifiers and garbage bins.

WHAT TO DO

The key to reducing mould is to keep your home dry:

  • Fix leaky taps and pipes
  • Make sure rooms are properly ventilated
  • Use a vented exhaust fan to remove excess moisture
  • Keep humidity levels low with air conditioners and dehumidifiers
  • Use cleaning solutions designed to kill mould and mildew