Mould grows in the natural environment. The presence of mould in the air is normal and people are exposed to mould every day. However, wherever possible, mould should be identified and appropriately treated to minimise the risk of exposure and potential health problems.
Indoor mould is usually identified by a musty odour or an earthy smell. If you can smell mould, it is possible that you can locate mould by doing a visual inspection.
Mould can also be identified by sight and early stages of growth are often a small circular discolouration, smaller than a 5 cent piece. It often looks like ‘fuzz’ or may appear to be a stain or smudge. The most common mould colours are black, green or white.