Why is Saudi’s FM sector tackling mould and fungus?
Heavy rains in the Kingdom haven’t helped the cause, Vivoteq’s owner Steve Ashby sheds light on the matter
The storms hitting Jeddah and Kuwait are causing huge disruption and visible damage to property according to experts. Organic materials such as wallpaper, wallboard, furniture, clothes, shoes and other personal effects have absorbed all the water and moisture that entered buildings in the fierce storms. A perfect breeding ground for mould.
Vivoteq is a mould and fungus treatment company and we specialise in treating these unhealthy and potentially deadly organisms that have already started to grow and spread, and will infest buildings in a matter of a few weeks.
Mould spores are very small (less than 4 microns in size), and as many as 250,000 spores can fit on a pin head. A person can inhale as many as 750,000 of these spores per minute. Therefore, you cannot see how widespread the infestation really is.
Immediate mould and fungus eradication treatment is imperative for any property which has had water damage and where the occupants are complaining about a bad smell, or having health issues. These can be anything from runny and itchy eyes to headaches, coughing fits and in more serious cases, difficulty breathing.
Vivoteq is based in Dubai and has expertise of working across the GCC for over 10 years, bringing specialist skills and knowledge to potentially dangerous situations like these. The firm deals improving air quality through a range of services including mold remediation and AC duct cleaning.