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Mould Prevention Tips for a Healthier Home Environment

Mould removal by brushworks

Mould Removal and Prevention for a Healthier Sydney Home

Learn about the different causes of mould growing in your home and methods for preventing it with Brushworks Painting and Maintenance in Sydney. Our expert house painters have over 30 years of experience cleaning mould in residential and commercial settings prior to painting. In this article, we explain some of the different ways mould can grow in your home and outline a variety of ways you can prevent it from spreading. Call one of our friendly team today for a competitive quote.

How Mould Can Grow

Our expert painters in Sydney know that there are many ways mould can start to grow in your home, most of which are preventable.

Indoor Plants

Potted indoor plants don’t have the same ventilation as outdoor plants and moisture sits in the soil for much longer. Your local Sydney painters have experience seeing the effects of different types of plants, like ferns or succulents, requiring consistent moisture, which can encourage mould to grow nearby.

Fish Tanks

Fish tanks are large resting bodies of water that cause moisture to seep into the air. The filters can splash more water into the air and cause mould to appear around the fish tank.


Portable heaters release small amounts of gas and moisture. Our house painters have noticed that this often results in mould growing on wood, books and fabrics that are too close to heaters for long periods.

Leaking Taps and Pipes

It’s important to check your pipes regularly and pay attention to your taps when you use them. Leaks in your plumbing can cause mould to grow rapidly, especially in poorly ventilated areas like cabinets or beneath sinks.

How to Prevent Mould from Growing

A major cause of mould in your home is moisture and organic matter. There is a variety of ways you can ensure moisture doesn’t linger long enough to require mould removal.

Properly Ventilate

The main areas our Sydney painters find mould are in the kitchen and the bathroom but, if you put away your clothing when it’s wet, this can also cause mould to grow. To prevent moisture from lingering in these high-risk areas, leave windows and doors open and turn on extraction fans regularly to allow for proper air circulation.

Allow Sunlight In

UV light from the sun kills the fungal cells that grow on moisture and organic matter, so mould thrives in darkness. Our house painters will open your curtains and let in as much light as possible to the most at-risk areas of your home, helping to kill any mould that may have started to grow.

Regularly Clean with Soap

Mould grows rapidly on organic matter. Use soap and warm water to scrub down your surfaces, sinks and floors to ensure mould doesn’t grow. One of our most popular services, our painters in Sydney can find and clean mould in difficult areas, such as under ovens and fridges.

If you’re interested in learning about mould removal in your Sydney home, contact the team at Brushworks Painting and Maintenance today. Call our friendly team on 02 8381 0420 for a competitive quote.

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