Experts are warning residents that it could be a messy mould season.
Experts are warning residents that it could be a messy mould season. Marc Stapelberg

'Perfect conditions' for Mackay mould outbreak

MACKAY'S homes could be under attack from furry spores as the recent weather conditions make the region rife for a mould outbreak, says ventilation experts.

This summer's prolonged hot and humid weather has resulted in the "perfect conditions to trigger mould growth in homes”, Solatube's Brett Dickson said.

Mr Dickson said residents should be mindful to take steps to "break the mould” that may have become established over the summer.

The Queensland Government has warned that breathing in, eating, drinking or touching mould can cause health problems, especially for people with asthma, sensitivities or allergies.

Residents with mould infestations are advised to air the rooms, and clean surfaces using household cleaning agents, detergents or white fermented vinegar cleaning solution.