We don’t often think about it, but the truth is, mold spores are everywhere – in the air, on the surfaces around our home, even on clothing. Usually they are harmless, however, when the conditions are right for mold growth, those spores can develop into a huge problem that may have a negative impact on both your health and home.
Mold & Your Health
People have varying degrees of tolerance when it comes to mold. Those that are sensitive may have a strong reaction, while others may show no symptoms until the problem becomes severe. It’s important to remember that although you may not have a visible reaction to mold growth, exposure to a damp and moldy environment may lead to serious health issues, including asthma, respiratory distress, organ damage, and even memory loss. According to a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine, there is sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms even in healthy adults and children. Other symptoms of mold in the home or workplace environment include:
Coughing or wheezing
Eye and/or skin irritation
Mold & Your Property
Mold loves moisture and will grow just about anywhere that provides the right conditions – in attics, basements/crawl spaces, around leaks in the roof, cracks in the foundation, or anywhere else that is damp and dark. In fact, mold can grow on just about any surface, including drywall, carpet, upholstery, wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, insulation, and more. Mold is not only unpleasant and unsightly, but it can negatively impact the value of your property. If left unchecked, it can spread throughout the home or business, compromising the structural integrity and requiring costly repairs.
Whether you visibly see mold or detect a musty odor, it is important to address mold issues right away for the sake of your health and your property. There are several different types of mold. Some can be easily treated while others, like Stachybotrys chartarum (toxic black mold) requires specialty equipment, meticulous site preparation, and stringent follow up testing to completely eliminate it. Only an experienced professional, like RestoreDry, can determine the best course of action. If you have mold challenges. We have solutions. Contact us today!
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