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  • Mould is a type of fungi that lives on plant and animal matter.
  • Mould grows best in damp and poorly ventilated areas, and reproduces by making spores.
  • Airborne mould spores are commonly found in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • For further information and advice on  mould issues, contact the Environmental Health section of your local council.
  • Before cleaning or disposing of water or mould-damaged items after a flood, always seek expert advice from your insurance company.
  • If you’ve decided to remove mould, make sure there is good ventilation and wear protective clothing.

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Reviewed on: 08-10-2020