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What is Mould?

Mould is a large group of fungi that grows on organic matter from spores floating around in the air. There are thousands of different kinds of mould; they tend to be “fuzzy” in appearance and can appear in many different colours, from yellow and green to black. Mildew, by comparison, is usually more “powdery” and is commonly white or yellow in its initial stages of development.

If you need a storage solution for your personal belongings, EBC Lifestyle Hub has a range of secured units to suit your needs – and, importantly, they’re serious about tackling the problem of mould.

Singapore is great place to live, but there’s no denying that the air is relentlessly hot and humid, and the rains are powerful. With all that moisture around, it’s no surprise that mould is a common problem here – and that’s a worry, because not only can it cause health problems such as allergies, skin irritation and

While there are ways you can tackle this in your own home-constantly using air-conditioning, for example, or buying dehumidifying equipment – what about if you have items in storage? Here are a few points to consider from the team at EBC Lifestyle Hub.

  • The selection of storage type is crucial for specific items. EBC has air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned units available, but if you plan on storing expensive timber furniture, fur and leather products, or mattresses, for example, you should definitely opt for air-conditioning, especially if the storage is for the long-term.
  • The climate-controlled air-conditioned units at EBC are kept at a temperature of between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius, and at a consistent humidity. This is maintained 24 hours a day, throughout the year
  • Non-air-conditioned units are kept at room temperature and are suitable for storing items that don’t require lower humidity –company documents, for example.
  • Though EBC’s non-air-conditioned units have ventilation and fans, it’s still important to store things the correct way to prevent the onset of mould – so, ensure your items are in air-tight containers, for example, and place silica gels in boxes to remove moisture.