22 November 2010
I found Episode 2 of “About the House” on RTE 1, which focussed on air quality, extremely thought provoking…could the black mould on the window frames in our childrens’ bedrooms be at the root of their morning sniffles?
- The black mould has built up stealthily over the years, fed by the condensation that builds up at night over the Winter months.
- The solution, of course, is to provide extra ventilation to these rooms so that the vapour produced by breathing can be vented to the outside.
- Where ventilation is inadequate, the warm, moist air finds its way to the coldest surface in the room – the window – and condenses on the glass, creating a perfect breeding ground for black mould.
- Advice on removing the mould on The Toxic Black Mould Information Centre’s website made for sobering reading…goggles, dust masks and a complete sealing of each room prior to treatment was recommended.
- Airmid healthgroup recommended getting the mould removed professionally.
- Eoin from Mould Busters completed the task last Tuesday in an efficient and non-invasive way, and using water based to limit any damage to treated surfaces.
- He also fumigated the relevant rooms to prevent re-occurence of the mold growth for a period of years.
- It’s still important that we tackle the source of the moisture and to provide increased ventialtion to the bedrooms in the long-term.
- In the meantime, we’ll be mopping up any residual condensation each morning and hope the sniffles clear up too!