It looks really bad, it can make you sick and it can take considerable effort to remove, so it’s little wonder mould can be the catalyst for a renovation.
“Mould is a huge issue,” says Sarah Comerford of Home By Belle.
“There’s a lot of moisture in the air in certain suburbs that have a lot more trees, but mould will grow anywhere.”
Left untreated, it’s not only unsightly but it can cause major respiratory and skin pro problems for residents. If it’s becoming an issue and the u usual treatments don’t work, Sarah says it points to a bigger issue and you need to find the source of the problem to deal with it effectively. If the problem is severe, that can involve calling in professionals. Sarah says a lot of the time mould can be growing underneath the h house, making it harder to deal with. “When it’s severe, mould can bec become a big issue that needs to be treat treated by specialists,” Sarah says. “A lot of the t time if you have a mould problem, it’s like, ‘Yes, everything’s got to go’. “You d don’t technically have to renovate your bath bathroom because there’s mould on the ceiling, but you often need to get more ventilation in the room.” Sarah says some people decide to remove the plasterboard and start again when their bathroom is affected by mould. “Once it’s in the plasterboard you can’t get rid of it — it needs to be replaced,” she says. “When we paint wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens now there’s an additive in the paint and that helps keep it at bay.”