Signs mould is affecting your health

A great article here about the dangers of mould in the home & how to remedy it by 9Honey featuring some very insightful words by none other than friend of Ausclimate & industry-expert, Nicole Bijlsma!

Have a read & for all of your Dehumidifier & Air Purifier needs, take a look at our website at http://www.ausclimate.com.au or give us a call. Always here to help!

Full credit for the article to 9Honey & 9Honey News

Cheers!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au/

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Signs mould is affecting your health
by 9Honey

Most people realise they’re battling mould when a musty smell takes over a room, or when a pair of leather heels comes out of the back of the wardrobe with telltale fuzzy white spots. Me? I got seriously ill long before I realised exactly what it was we were battling.

It started with night-time wheezing which quickly turned into recurring chest infections which rendered me useless week after week. Unexplained headaches, constant lethargy and sleep disturbances followed, as did irregularities with my menstrual cycle, an inability to concentrate and daily bouts of crying. As mould remediators tore my bedroom apart trying to find the source of the musty smell I’d noticed in our bedroom (they found it all along the undersides of my drawers, wardrobe and bed), I became hospitalised with pneumonia.

The cause? Mould, mould, mould.

Mould is a common household hazard, and one that can affect your health. Image: Getty

Most people don’t react so strongly to mould, in fact some mould isn’t a problem at all. A naturally occurring species of fungi that is known to live in almost any environment, on their own in small amounts, mould is usually perfectly safe. But introduce its spores (microscopic particles the mould uses to reproduce) to a source of humidity such as a few wet towels left on the back of a door, or a damp wall and the mould will use everything in its path as fuel (particularly natural fibres and MDF-base furniture) until it grows into what could be a major health hazard.

It might sound far-fetched, but mould issues are far more common than we realise, says building biologist, Nicole Bijlsma of Building Biology. “In Australia, one in three homes are affected by water damage and damp which lays down the perfect conditions for mould to grow,” she says, explaining that parts of Sydney and the Central Coast are some of the most badly affected areas since the region experiences high humidity, but cool enough temperatures that air conditioners aren’t run 365 days a year.

“If left unchecked, a mould clean-up operation can cost tens of thousands so the most important thing you can do is to stay vigilant about keeping living areas dry and clean so that the mould doesn’t have an opportunity to take hold.”

Keeping your home mould-free

Damp might be a problem nation-wide, but mould requires humidity levels that sit over 70 per cent before it starts to act out so to that end, homes that are more likely to be affected include those that are located waterside or in flood zones, or those who have roofing, plumbing or ventilation issues. It’s not just location that’s the problem, but poor lifestyle habits, says Mould Rescue mould remediator, Penny Tralau. “Often we see problems in homes where the residents insist on having long, hot showers without using adequate ventilation, and also those who habitually dry clothes on racks indoors,” she says.

Changing said habits is essential, and Tralau recommends ensuring rooms are properly ventilated every day and that clothes and shoes are bone-dry before storing them in drawers and wardrobes. “The last thing you want is damp running shoes sitting at the bottom of your dark, warm cupboard,” she warns.  Dry wet towels (and any other clothing) outside rather than leaving them to hang on the back of the door or on a rail (unless the rail is heated), ensure steam is exhausted from the bathroom while showering or bathing, and vacuum rather than sweep. “Dust is like fast food to mould and sweeping just kicks up dust and makes it airborne,” Tralau says.

To help prevent mould, you should vacuum instead of sweeping.

Investing in a dehumidifier is essential, adds Bijlsma, who says that mould spores begin to germinate once humidity in the home passes the 70% mark. “To ensure the humidity never reaches the ‘danger zone’, set your dehumidifier on a thermostat so that it turns on automatically as soon as humidity in your home hits 65%,” she says.

Removing mould

If you’ve noticed a musty smell or mouldy spots on various items, or if you’ve begun to experience new and unexplained allergies or illness (people with immune system disorders are often affected physically long before they see or smell any mould), it’s time to investigate. To begin with, Tralau recommends pulling furniture away from their resting spots and inspecting the backs and undersides thoroughly with a torch (it’s recommended those with respiratory sensitivities delegate the cleaning to someone else).

If you find mould, isolate the items that have been affected so that disturbed spores can’t travel and settle on other items nearby, and clean them with soapy water before placing them in direct sunlight, recommends Tralau who explains vinegar solutions and bleach can work on non-porous but aren’t much chop on porous surfaces. If mould has infiltrated items and begun to compromise the makeup of the item, it will have to be thrown out, but items with surface mould only can often be saved, says Bijlsma.

If the mould problem is larger than you initially thought, continues after your initial  clean-up, or you suspect it is making you ill, you may be better off calling in an accredited mould remediator.

Mould needs to be killed and removed.

“The key to understanding mould in the home is to understand the causation and it’s vital to have your home assessed by somebody that is trained to a standard,” says Tralau.

Are you being physically affected by mould?

For the majority of the population, living with mould will not cause any serious adverse affects, however for some – particularly those with compromised immune systems – it’s been known to cause the following:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Wheezing/asthma
  • Unexplained skin conditions
  • Unexplained headaches
  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of concentration
  • Irregularities with menstrual cycle
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of libido
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Frequent thirst/excessive urination
  • Brain fog

Original article available at http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/05/16/09/41/signs-mould-is-affecting-your-health#PBucX2y4Y10clmw6.99

Ausclimate on Healthy Homes Australia

We were delighted to be featured in last week's episode of Channel TEN's Healthy Homes Australia. Healthy Homes are lifting the lid on the dangers of mould and household toxins with us in this episode.

In case you didn't get a chance to catch it, here it is!

For all of your Dehumidifier & Air Purifier needs, take a look at the website & if you have any questions, please give us a call.

Thanks Healthy Homes!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au/

Thank you Healthy Homes!

Ausclimate on Healthy Homes 2

A big thank you to the team at Healthy Homes Australia for featuring us in this past week's episode! Thanks to the great hosts, Walt Collins & Dani Wales pictured here with our very own Pete Higgens on set. Another big thank you goes out to Nicole Bijlsma for her very informative interview during the show on the topic of everyday allergens & toxins in the home. Cheers to everybody that tuned in, in case you missed it, you can catch it once more this coming Sunday on ONE at 10AM.

Ausclimate's all over the place at the moment!

Thanks guys!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au/

Ausclimate this week on Healthy Homes

Ausclimate on Healthy Homes

We're very proud to be featured in this week's episode of Channel TEN's Healthy Homes Australia. Healthy Homes are lifting the lid on the dangers of mould and household toxins with us in this week's episode. Friend of Ausclimate and CEO/founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies, Nicole Bijlsma makes a very informative appearance and gives some fantastic insight on the topic. Very interesting stuff!

So make sure to tune in to Healthy Homes Australia - this Saturday the 29th of April at 12.55pm on TEN.

Thanks Healthy Homes!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au/

Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifier Range Now Available

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Ausclimate On-Location:
March 24 to 26 – Sydney Home Show
April 3 to 9 – Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (NSW Central Coast)

Ausclimate is excited to announce the launch of our newest "Cool-Seasons" Dehumidifier range.

This range features "Desiccant" technology; the most effective & efficient technology for moisture control in cooler climates. With winter fast approaching, this all-in-one dehumidifier & clothes-dryer might just be the perfect solution for you, especially those of us living in Australia's cooler climates. No more condensation, no more mould & no more cold, damp rooms!

Remember, all Ausclimate's quality products are backed up by our full 2-year replacement warranty. No repairs, no fuss.

Our Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifiers are available for purchase either online (below) or over the phone now.

1800 122 100 (free call)

Ausclimate: Best service, best quality, best prices.

Great Introductory Savings

We're launching with some great, limited introductory sale prices plus a complementary Digital Climate Gauge (valued at $24.95 RRP) with every Cool-Seasons Dehumidifier purchase!

We’ve selected the following 7L & 10L/day models for the Australian market, both featuring Desiccant technology - the most effective & efficient technology for cooler climates:

The Ausclimate Cool-Seasons 7L Desiccant Dehumidifier

(model AU0700DD) Your cool-seasons solution for a dryer, healthier indoor climate

Our powerful, light weight 7 litre/day model is ideal for the smaller home or office. The all-in-one dehumidifier & dryer, your perfect choice for winter!

Cool-Seasons 7L

  • Combats mould & condensation
  • Energy-saving drying feature
  • Nano-silver air filter kills bacteria & viruses
  • Versatile clothes drying “laundry-mode”

Additional info, features & specifications available HERE

Special introductory price: $389 (RRP $469) with free delivery & 2-year Ausclimate warranty + complimentary Digital Climate Gauge.

Purchase now online through paypal with your credit/debit card or an existing paypal account:

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The Ausclimate Cool-Seasons 10L Desiccant Dehumidifier

(model AU1000DD) Your cool-seasons solution for a dryer, healthier indoor climate

Our powerful, light weight 10 litre/day model is ideal for medium to large sized home. The all-in-one dehumidifier & dryer, your perfect choice for winter!

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  • Combats mould & condensation
  • Energy-saving drying feature
  • Nano-silver air filter kills bacteria & viruses
  • Versatile clothes drying “laundry-mode”

Additional info, features & specifications available HERE

Special sale price: $519 (RRP $599) with free delivery & 2-year Ausclimate warranty + complimentary Digital Climate Gauge.

Purchase now online through paypal with your credit/debit card or an existing paypal account:

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Ausclimate Digital Climate Gauge

Monitor room moisture levels with our easy to use digital humidity & temperature gauge, with a built in clock function.

RRP: $24.95 - available FREE with every Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Dehumidifier purchase for a limited time only!

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If you're not quite sure whether a "Cool-Seasons" Dehumidifier or our regular  Ausclimate "Compressor" technology Dehumidifier is right for you or have any questions, please give us a call. We're always here to help find the right solution just for you.

We're very excited about this new range & can't wait to see the positive results that these machines will bring to our cool-climate customers. They will be available on display at the Sydney Homeshow from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March.

Cheers,

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

Full Ausclimate locations & dates:
Fri 24th – Sun 26th March – Sydney Home Show @ Sydney’s brand new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour (Site A25) http://www.sydneyhomeshow.com.au
Mon 3rd – Sun 9th April - Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (Located on level 2 near Coles) NSW Central Coast

Ausclimate at the Sydney Homeshow!

Canberra HS 2016

Ausclimate On-Location:
March 24 to 26 – Sydney Home Show
April 3 to 9 – Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (NSW Central Coast)

Ausclimate at the Sydney Homeshow!

Russell & Joanne have just finished up after a great time at the Brisbane Homeshow. Despite a crazy amount of rain, the resilient people of Brisbane still made it to the Homeshow; a great mix of new friends & returning happy Ausclimate customers! Joanne made sure to remind us that with all of this rain, it's the perfect time to fire up those dehumidifiers in the home. We should also make sure that we are regularly checking & cleaning our dehumidifier filters for optimal results.

Now time for Sydney! Chris & I are very excited to be at Sydney's brand new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour for this year's Sydney Homeshow. Always a great time, we look forward to seeing many new faces & providing expert home moisture control & indoor air quality advice for those in need. Please stop by & say gedday. We'll be at site A25.

See you there!

P.S. for all of our online Ausclimate customers, we have an exciting product announcement coming soon!

Cheers,

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

Full Ausclimate locations & dates:

Allan & Chris
Fri 24th – Sun 26th March – Sydney Home Show @ Sydney’s brand new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour (Site A25) http://www.sydneyhomeshow.com.au
Mon 3rd – Sun 9th April - Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (Located on level 2 near Coles) NSW Central Coast

Brisbane Home Show

Brisbane Homeshow

Ausclimate On-Location:
March 16 to 19 - Brisbane Home Show
March 24 to 26 - Sydney Home Show
April 3 to 9 - Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (NSW Central Coast)

Ausclimate at the Brisbane Homeshow!

We're excited & all ready to go for Ausclimate's at the Brisbane Homeshow starting tomorrow. Joanne & myself will be there with our full range of Air Purifiers & Dehumidifiers on display. We look forward to meeting many new Ausclimate friends & providing expert home moisture control & indoor air quality advice for those in need. Please come on down & say hello. We'll be at site A29.

See you there!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

Full Ausclimate locations & dates:

Russell & Joanne
Thu 16th to Sun 19th March - Brisbane Home Show @ The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Site A29) http://www.brisbanehomeshow.com.au

Allan & Chris
Fri 24th - Sun 26th March - Sydney Home Show @ Sydney's brand new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour (Site A25) http://www.sydneyhomeshow.com.au
Mon 3rd - Sun 9th April - Tuggerah Westfield Shopping Centre (Located on level 2 near Coles) NSW Central Coast

New Retail Partners for Ausclimate

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We hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas & here's to a Happy New Year!

Ausclimate's own Pete Higgins welcomes on board Kim & the team from the Brunswick Betta Home Living store. Kim and the Betta Home Living team service the inner and northern suburbs of Melbourne. Best prices guaranteed! We're delighted to welcome them to the growing Ausclimate family.

Brunswick Betta Home Living
843/851 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC

All of our Ausclimate Retail-Partners have taken up the challenge to match our online store’s fantastic sale prices for the Winix Air Purifiers and NWT Dehumidifiers, ensuring everyone will get the best deal Australia-wide.

In addition to Brunswick Betta Home Living, our Ausclimate Air Purifiers & Dehumidifier products are available to see in person & for purchase at the following Ausclimate Retail-Partner locations.

(please note each store only carries limited stock)

Victoria

Brunswick:
Brunswick Betta Home Living Ph 03 9384 5499

Moorabbin:
Moorabbin Betta Home Living Ph 03 9596 9233

Olinda:
Olinda Pharmacy Ph 03 97511269

Templestowe Lower:
Manningham Pharmacy Ph 03 8850 0555

New South Wales

Coffs Harbour:
Boambee Industrial Supply Co. Ph 02 6652 6294

Erina (Central Coast):
Erina Fair MegaSave Chemist Ph 02 4365 6677

Newcastle:
Charlestown Square MegaSave Chemist Ph 02 4942 5669

North Sydney:
North Sydney Betta Home Living Ph 02 9929 9399

Queensland

Townsville:
Cate’s Chemist Ph 07 47284261

Hervey Bay:
Con Souvlis Betta Home Living Ph 07 41252555

Yeppoon:
Yeppoon Betta Home Living Ph 07 49393266

If you are nearby one of the above locations, please stop by & take a look, otherwise if you are suffering from home moisture problems, stuffy air, allergies or breathing issues, please take a look at our website or give us a call. Always here to help!

Cheers,

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

The Ausclimate team is back from South Korea

Ausclimate On-Location:
13 to 23 Oct - Costco Docklands
13 to 15 Oct - Wagga Wagga Blooms the Chemist
15 Oct - Frankston Home Innovations Centre
21 to 23 Oct - Canberra Home Show

Allan & I are back from a great trip to Seoul & are raring to go! We had a great time visiting the Winix team (our Air Purifier manufacturers) & seeing their amazing production facilities near Seoul in South Korea. We were thoroughly impressed with their level of technological ingenuity & first class approach at every step of what they do. No wonder why they produce such first class Air Purifiers! A big thank you to the Winix team for treating us so well on a great trip to an incredible country. If you're wondering where to go on your next trip, South Korea comes with a high recommendation from us!

But with no rest for the weary, we are right back on the road upon our return. Joanne & I have arrived after a big drive from Brisbane to Melbourne for Ausclimate's visit to the Costco Docklands. We'll be here from tomorrow (Thursday) till Sunday the 23rd of October. Please make sure to come by to say hello if you're in the area.

Allan & Chris are right back into it as well, representing Ausclimate at our Wagga Wagga Ausclimate Partner Pharmacy, "Blooms the Chemist" from tomorrow (Thursday) till Saturday the 15th of October.

They're then bringing Ausclimate to the Canberra Home Show from Friday the 21st of  October till Sunday the 23rd.

Pete's in the mix as well this Saturday the 15th of October as the very dapper face of Ausclimate  at the Frankston Home Innovations Centre.

Ausclimate is all over! If you live nearby these areas please come on down, have a chat & take a look at our Air Purifier & Dehumidifier range.

Always here to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

Full Ausclimate locations & dates:

Russell & Joanne
Thu 13 to Sun 23 Oct - Costco Docklands (Melbourne)

Pete
Sat 15 Oct - Frankston Home Innovations Centre, 111 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston, Victoria

Allan & Chris
Thu 13 to Sat 15 Oct - Wagga Wagga Blooms the Chemist, The Market Place
Fri 21 to Sun 23 Oct - Canberra Home Show

Ausclimate Asthma Awareness Special

Ausclimate Asthma Awareness Special A4

Ausclimate On-Location:
September 16 to 25 – Costco Canberra

We have officially wrapped up our massive Melbourne Home Show and we are very happy to announce our Asthma Awareness Special. This years National Asthma Week will run from the 1st to the 7th of September. We are very proud of our partnership with the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice and our Sensitive Choice approved Dehumidifier range. We have had great feedback on this range in giving much needed relief to Australian asthma sufferers. Through the Melbourne Home Show we have been highlighting this partnership & working to bring awareness to the serious issues of asthma & other respiratory conditions.

Ausclimate is celebrating this partnership and the theme of National Asthma Week with our Asthma Awareness Special. This special takes the form of what we have found to be the essential combination for asthma relief:

1x NWT Medium 20 Litre Dehumidifier & 1x Winix 4-Stage Air-Purifier
at a combo price of $599
(saving $495 from our regular separate recommended retail prices)

This discount is for a limited time and is available for over-the-phone orders only. For more information about these units, please visit the website at: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

Asthma Week 1-7 September 2016
If you suffer from asthma symptoms, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Contact your local Asthma Foundation by calling 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 278 462) or visit www.asthmaaustralia.org.au

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au

Full locations & dates:
Fri 16th to Sun 25th September – Costco Canberra
Fri 21st to Sun 23rd October – Canberra Home Show

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