Daniel Massaioli

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Remove the germs from the previous occupier before you move in

Homes and offices have the “footprint” of previous human occupation.  You can pick up someone else’s bugs simply by walking into a premise. What is this “footprint”? A building over time accumulates germs, i.e. mould and bacteria, from the environment and from the people and animals that frequent that building. This happens through everyday life simple …

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Mould is one of the oldest life forms on earth

There are thousands of known species of moulds, which have diverse lifestyles. They all require moisture for growth and some live in aquatic environments. What does mould live on? Like all fungi, moulds derive energy through the organic matter on which they live. Typically, moulds secrete enzymes, mainly from the hyphal tips. These enzymes degrade complex biopolymers such as starch,  cellulose and lignin into simpler …

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DIY test kits – the inexpensive path to the prevention of mould damage in the home

There are many reasons why our customers want to test for mould. From our customer conversations the various reasons have included: I want to know if it is dirt or mould The so-called professional company I used could not advise me where the mould was worst I want to prove to my partner that we …

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The link between asthma and mould, reduce your indoor triggers with SAN-AIR

 Common allergic triggers of asthma The National Asthma Council Australia states on their website “The most common allergic triggers of asthma are house dust mites, pets, pollen and mould.”….”Even though complete allergen avoidance does not cure asthma, reducing exposure to your allergen triggers may improve your asthma control and make your asthma symptoms easier to manage. ” What is asthma? Asthma …

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