Mould contamination and growth can be caused and develop by water leaks, floods, poor ventilation, lack of insulation and poor building standards. Whether it be a leaky building, humid environment, plumbing issues or flooding, the result can be disastrous.
The presence of mould is not always clear and may exist behind walls and in roof spaces for some time causing residents continued respiratory discomfort and only become evident when the spores penetrate surfaces and discolouration and growth are noticed. The health impacts in New Zealand can result in buildings becoming uninhabitable and requiring expensive remediation if not dealt with in a efficient manner.
Mould is often a problem when a household has been flooded and can create an environment where damage can occur if the property isn’t dryed properly and may result in extensive renovation, which can be a costly process.