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Ongoing Mold Issues

Mold, mold, mold. It’s an ongoing issue!  Want to know why? Because mold is an everyday part of life. You can find it almost anywhere. Mold shows up outdoors, indoors, anywhere you can think of. It’s been here since the beginning and will continue to thrive ‘til the end.

One of the biggest concerns with mold is the health risks. Let me start of by saying, not all mold spores are going to kill you! During our daily lives, we inhale tons of mold spores and can’t even tell. When the mold starts to buildup and create an abundance in one place, that’s when the concern starts to come in. When mold growth begins in the home, it may not be a health concern. If it is, you may experience allergy-like symptoms. This could be rashes, coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes and/or throat, and other respiratory problems. Elders and children are most at risk for health risks.

Mold growth in the home is a sign of high moisture levels in the house. There was probably some water damage in the area before the mold came to be. Some folks waste money on trying to test their homes themselves for mold, when in all reality, it’s very unnecessary. Mold often appears as a fuzzy green or black blob on the wall, floor, ceiling, etc. And if you can’t see it, mold has a very distinguished, musty scent. If you have reason to believe there’s mold growth occurring, the chances of mold actually being present are very high.

Preventing mold can be done through controlling moisture levels within the home. To do this, keep the humidity below 50%, do regular inspections on pipes, seals on windows and doors, foundation checks, roof and their shingles, and just any other inspections preventing water in the home will be useful. Rooms to keep a good eye on are attics, basements, crawlspaces, laundry room, kitchen (sinks), and bathrooms. These areas have the most potential for water to buildup.

If mold is found in the home, it should be removed as soon as possible. Mold doesn’t just disappear. It needs to be removed, cleaned, and sanitized. If you’re not comfortable putting in the work, call our mold damage restoration company. We’ll come help with all of your mold damage restoration needs. Call today for your free estimate!

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