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If you are unsure whether your building suffers from mold or other problems related to mold, we can determine this for you. Piket services carries out an inspection without obligation within two working days. Request your inspection below.

Fungi and Mold

Cellar fungus, house fungus and pore fungus are among the most common types of fungi that can damage wood in homes and buildings. Here you will find general information about the lifestyle, recognition and thecontrol of these fungal species.

Lifestyle of Cellar Fungus, House Fungus and Pores Fungus:

  1. Cellar fungus: Cellar fungus thrives in moist environments, such as basements and damp walls. This species of fungus feeds on cellulose in wood and can lead to deterioration and weakening of wooden structures.

  2. House fungus: House fungus is an aggressive type of fungus that spreads via spores in the air. It thrives in moist environments and can attack both new and old wood. House mold can cause major damage to wooden structures and often has a characteristic odor.

  3. Pore fungus: Pore fungus is a type of fungus that mainly occurs in damp environments with a high moisture content, such as bathrooms and kitchens. It feeds on cellulose in wood and can lead to deterioration of wooden surfaces.

Recognition of cellar fungus, house fungus and pore fungus:

  1. Appearance: Cellar fungus, house fungus, and pore fungus can vary in appearance, but they are often characterized by a fluffy texture and different colors, such as white, gray, brown, or yellow.

  2. Odor: House fungus often has a characteristic musty odor that is similar to damp earth or rotting wood.

  3. Deterioration of wood: Look for signs of wood deterioration, such as discoloration, softening, deformation or the appearance of cracks in the wood.

Our approach to control:

At our company we specialize in the effective control of cellar fungus, house fungus and pore fungus. We use advanced techniques and treatments to eliminate the fungus and prevent its further spread.

Our professionals conduct a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the damage and determine the most appropriate control method. This may include removing affected wood, applying fungicides and improving moisture control in the space.

We also provide advice on preventive measures, such as moisture control and good ventilation, to prevent recurrence of mold problems.

 

At our company we strive to effectively combat the infestation of cellar fungus, house fungus and pore fungus and restore the integrity of your home or building. Contact us today for a professional approach to mold problems.

Saltpetre:

What is saltpeter: Saltpeter, also known as saltpeter efflorescence, is a white or gray crystalline substance that can appear on the surface of masonry. It is caused by the presence of soluble salts, such as nitrates, in the building material. These salts may be present in the masonry as a result of moisture problems, such as rising damp or leaks in the crawl space.

 

Effects of saltpeter on masonry:

Saltpeter can cause aesthetic and structural damage to masonry. Aesthetically, saltpeter can lead to unsightly white or gray stains on crawl space walls. Structurally, saltpeter can lead to crumbling of the masonry, weakening of the structure and possibly mold growth.

Causes of saltpeter on masonry: Saltpeter is formed when soluble salts in the masonry are dissolved in water and then brought to the surface by capillary action. This can occur as a result of moisture problems, such as rising damp from the ground, condensation or leaks in the crawl space.

Fungus control
Fungus control
Fungus control
Fungus control

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Frequently asked questions about combating fungi and mold

  • What are the signs of fungus infestation in my home?
    Signs of fungus infestation can vary, but common indicators include discoloration or distortion of woodwork, loose floor tiles, musty odors and even visible mold growth.
  • Is fungus infestation harmful to my health?
    Yes, fungus infestation can cause structural damage to your home as well as be harmful to your health, especially for those with allergies or breathing problems. It is important to take fungus infestation seriously and tackle it as quickly as possible.
  • How can I prevent fungus infestation?
    To prevent fungus infestation, it is important to tackle moisture problems in the home, such as leaks or damp basements/crawl spaces. In addition, it is regularly important that there is sufficient ventilation in the basement/crawl space
  • What can I do if I suspect that my house is affected by fungi?
    If you suspect that your home is affected by mold, it is wise to have a professional inspection carried out by a certified mold control company. We can provide you with this inspection. Request a free inspection on this page.
  • How long does it take to remove fungus infestation?
    The time required to remove fungus infestation may vary depending on the extent of the infestation and the control methods used. In some cases it may take several hours to days for the fungus infestation to be completely removed and the remediation work to be completed.
  • Are there natural methods to combat fungi?
    Although natural methods such as good ventilation and moisture control can help prevent fungus infestation, it is usually necessary to use professional control methods to effectively remove existing fungus infestation.
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