Blocked gutters and downpipes retain moisture that would otherwise get away.
This moisture can then travel through your eaves and ceiling space. We know the damage this water can do to your home, but can it damage your health?
This moisture combined with a dark space and some humidity provides an ideal incubation area for mould.
Once established this toxic mould can rapidly travel through your home.
Toxic mould has been linked to health risks including constant cold and flu like symptoms, repertory problems including asthma, chronic fatigue and irritation of skin and eyes. Children can be particularly affected by toxic mould developing croup, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Maintaining clear gutters and looking for signs of external mould can help prevent mould access to your home. Check around eaves and cornices for early signs of mould.
Mould likes to adhere to these porous surface and can rapidly spread colonising through your home in 10 – 12 days.
Remember you do not need to see mould to have mould!
Mould spores air airborne, if you can smell a damp musty smell check for mould.
For more information on mould contact-
Grant at Essential Shield 0411 750 250
Gutter-Vac can help keep you gutters clean.
Call Steve Hambly now for an obligation free quote.
on 0418 855149 or 1300 654 253