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While there are a multitude of factors that can contribute to the causes of mould, it is often incredibly difficult to pinpoint in your commercial or domestic property without expert knowledge. That’s where we come in. Established in 1966 and boasting 8624 happy clients to date, if you want to find what the causes of mould are in your home, we’ve got you covered here at Prokil. We have listed below a handy guide that will help you to identify what causes mould to help safeguard your property. If you would like to speak to a professional, get in contact today.

What are the top causes of mould?

Causes of mould

Have you discovered black or green mould on your walls or your clothing? Well worry not, we are the specialists in the extermination and prevention of mould, damp and other condensation problems. Over the years, our experts have used their all-encompassing knowledge and skills to eradicate mould in thousands of properties all over the South Coast of England.

Whether you are a landlord, tenant or homeowner, here is what you should know about the causes of mould. Typically three main factors are recognised.

High humidity levels

It can be tricky to properly ventilate your home, particularly when experiencing wet and cold weather. An unfortunate but common mistake to make is to close your windows and turn the heating up but this only increases the humidity in your property further. In moisture-heavy places like the kitchen or the bathroom, humidity is continuously rising and formulating on the walls so proper ventilation is required to dry out any condensed air or steam.

Bad ventilation leading to increased condensation

Excessive moisture in the property in the form of condensation on the windows or the walls is in most cases somewhat of a catalyst for mould and is in most cases mainly responsible for the unsightly black and green stuff that’s growing on your walls.

Condensation and subsequent mould issues are at their peak during the chilly winter months as people open their windows less as the temperature drops and turn their heating up. This results in the excess moisture in the air having no place to efficiently escape from thus resulting in mould.

Poor property maintenance

One of the most common causes of mould is poor property maintenance – anything from flooding damage and leaking pipes to weathered building structures and so on. Older properties in particular are more susceptible to mould and damp than newer, more efficiently ventilated ones. For example, a leakage that usually occurs under the walls or in the floorboards is an ideal moisture surface for mould to grow on.

If you have any concerns or questions you would like to ask our team of specialists, then get in contact today on 01202 040 479 or by email and we’ll endeavour to give you honest and impartial advice on the best course of action for your property.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our trusted team of specialists if you have any questions or queries about the potential causes of mould on your property. But beforehand, feel free to have a glance at our FAQ page for answers to the most frequently asked questions about our excellent mould and damp treatments.

Why should you choose Prokil to treat the causes of mould in your home?

Causes of mouldWith more than 50 years of experience delivering unique solutions for preservation issues at an unmatched price in the industry, Prokil have gained a notable reputation when it comes to tackling mould and damp. Our team will work quickly to identify the cause of any issues in your property, keeping clear communication from start to finish.

As proud members of the Check-A-Trade site where reputation really matters, you can have peace of mind knowing that our specialist team are more than qualified to offer practical and prompt solutions to any mould or damp issues you may be having. Right from the very first phone call up until the completion of the project, you’ll experience a service that is second-to-none on the market.

For those who are still unsure about what causes mould and how to correctly safeguard your home, as well as whether our mould treatment could benefit you, take a look at what our clients are saying about us. You don’t have to just take our word for it, check out our glowing testimonial page before giving us a call.

“Recently had some damp issues in my property. Called the office and they were very quick and efficient in sorting out a surveyor to come and inspect the problem. A report was sent out the next day, and work started the following week. The builders were very tidy and friendly. Really pleased with everything, would use again and I strongly recommend them! – Daisy Haynes

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Now that you know the causes of mould, you can safeguard your home for the future but if the problem does persist then, please do contact your local Prokil office to experience the best damp treatment available on the South Coast. After all, you have nothing to lose by giving us a call as we offer a survey for suspected damp, mould, condensation or woodworm issues.

Our trusted team of professionals are only a phone call away so to find out what causes mould in your home, get in contact today on 01202 040 479, or fill out our quote form on our contact page.

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