Why is mould bad for you?

Reducing mould on buildings
complete mould removal of buildings at Bargara Golf facility

Why is mould bad for you?

Mould in the environment can be harmful to health for several reasons:

Engaging a professional to clean the outside of your house is a good start.


Allergies and Irritation:

Many people are allergic to mould spores and can experience symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash when they encounter mould. People with mould allergies may have more severe reactions, and mould can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, even in people who are not allergic.


Respiratory Issues:

Mould exposure can cause respiratory problems by triggering inflammation and irritation in the respiratory tract. It can cause symptoms in people with asthma or chronic lung illnesses, leading to difficulty breathing, coughing, or wheezing.



Some moulds can cause infections, especially in people with weakened immune systems, chronic lung illnesses, or with other health problems that make them more susceptible.


Toxic Effects:

Certain types of moulds produce mycotoxins, which can be toxic to humans and animals. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and, in some cases, death. Prolonged exposure, even at lower levels, may be particularly harmful.


Building Damages:

Apart from health issues, mould can also compromise building structures. It breaks down and damages the materials it grows on, which can lead to structural integrity problems over time.

Addressing these will considerably lengthen the life of your structure.


If you suspect that there's mould growth in your home, it's important to address it promptly.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends controlling moisture levels in the home to prevent mould growth, cleaning and drying after water leakage, and removing or replacing carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly.

It’s also advised to consult professionals for mould remediation if the affected area is large or if hazardous mould types are suspected.