The Health Dangers of Mold
While mold plays an important role in the ecosystem, it is a problem if it invades your house. Fortunately, most kinds of mold is generally innocent, however sometimes a little patch can spread across your home. Mold reproduces with the use of spores that are freed into the air and causes illness when inhaled by anyone with sensitivities or respiratory issues. According to a few studies, there is a link between an early exposure to mold and the development of asthma in some younger children.
For many people, garden variety mold, mildew or fungi is innocuous and goes undetected. Unfortunately, it can impact other people who are allergy prone and who have asthma. Mold sensitivities are seen in a lot of the population and hit at various times based on the concentration of mold. If you are allergic to mold, you’ll probably have cold-like symptoms like sneezing or a runny nose when mold is nearby. More severe allergies may result in harsh reactions like short breath. Mold can be particularly triggering for asthma attacks too. Additional sensitive groups at risk include:
- Babies and toddlers
- Those with a weak immune system
- Anyone with chronic lung disease
Where is Mold Found?
Usually found in moist areas, mold and mildew can build up over time. Mold enters your home through any opening, such as open doorways, open windows, vents and HVAC systems. Mold doesn’t only invade a home through open windows and doors– it can attach onto your clothes, bags, pets and shoes and be brought your home.
The continual growth of mold will affect the health of your family, your possessions and the building itself. Mold growth usually occurs in wet places, but it can be found in unexpected places. These include:
- Paper products
- Ceiling tiles
- Wood products
How Can I Stop Mold from Growing?
There are preventative steps you can take to in order to stop mold from infesting your home. Here’s some steps you can take:
- Install ventilation for showers, laundry rooms and kitchen
- Monitor the humidity levels
- In the case of flooding, clean and dry your home carefully
- Repair leaky roofs, windows and pipes immediately
- Call Paul Davis mold damage restoration specialists for affordable mold damage restoration
Call Us Immediately for 24/7 Emergency Mold Services
If you have mold present in your home that’s too much to take care of on your own, call the mold remediation professionals at Paul Davis. Call Paul! 888-473-7669 for affordable mold damage restoration.