About Black Mould
Every dwelling, irrespective of its construction, contains within its fabric mould spores which are dormant and completely harmless. However, given the right conditions these spores will germinate resulting in extensive growths of black disfiguring mould.
Mould needs very little nutrient and will grow on walls and ceilings irrespective of the decorative finish. Mould spores will also spread into the air which is a serious HEALTH RISK and give off an obnoxious musty smell. Clothes, furnishings and carpets can also be destroyed by unsightly mould.
Mould in the home arises from dampness, predominantly caused by CONDENSATION. However, a small proportion of problems occur due to true dampness – rising damp, penetrating damp, bursts and leaks. The incidence of condensation in domestic dwellings has increased tenfold in the last decade and is attributable to various factors – lack of heating – inadequate ventilation – use of paraffin and LPG heaters. The modernisation of properties, making homes virtually airtight and draught free with new windows and the removal of open fires, is an additional contributory factor.
The lack of insulation can result in cold ceiling and wall surfaces. This can be a particular problem when some areas have been insulated but other adjacent areas have not been due to the nature and design of the building. Typical examples are Mansard, Dormer and flat roofs where there is no void space for loft insulation and solid wall construction houses.
THE HEALTH RISK
Mould in houses, even a small contamination, is a serious health risk which can result in asthma and other respiratory diseases. Mould also attacks foodstuffs resulting in dangerous toxins which in turn can give rise to food poisoning. Environmental Health Professional Practice – Mould Fungal Spores 1985 refers. The British Medical Journal report, Damp Housing, Mould Growth and SymptomaticHealthState 24/6/89, confirms that active spores, even in small concentrations, are detrimental to the well being of adults and children
THE SOLUTION – Trade Products – Retail Products
MGC Mould Treatments, Fungicidal Paint/Paste Additives and Fungicidal Paints and Coatings are approved under C.O.P.R 1986 by the Health and Safety Executive. MGC products provide a proven and effective solution for the eradication and prevention of mould problems, even in the most severe situation. Sempatap and Sempafloor thermal insulation are economical, easy to use solutions for condensation problems on cold walls, ceilings and floors.
Severe Mould MGC Professional System
Bulk systems for treating severe mould problems and Biocheck range of fungicidal paints and coatings for redecoration.
Moderate Mould RLT Pack – Biocheck
Complete system in a pack to treat 45-50m² and Biocheck Matt, Silk and Water Based Gloss for redecoration of treated areas.
Mild Mould Mould Eradication Kit – Biocheck BB Pack
The Mould Eradication Kit is a compact treatment for dealing with small areas of mould. It is designed specifically for use by tenants and is sufficient to treat 10-12m².
The Biocheck BB Pack is ideal for treatment of problems in kitchens and bathrooms.