Here’s What You Need to Know…
Mold grows in any place that is warm and damp and can spread and grow quickly in the surrounding areas. The most common places mold can grow are basements and crawl spaces, walls, ceilings, windows, floors, furniture, bathrooms, air ducts, clothes, and foods. Mold can cause allergies and asthma attacks as a result of spores that travel through the air. To avoid mold growth it is critical to perform routine cleanings in your home. If there has been any kind of flood or pipe leakage in your home, it is important to hire a professional mold remediation service as soon after the incident as possible. Damp carpets are a potential growing place for mold and should be professionally cleaned or replaced if they are damp for more than 24 hours. Further steps that can be taken to prevent mold in your home include regularly changing your A/C filters and cleaning your air ducts to keep them free of debris and moisture.
Health Risks Associated With Mold
The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that, “Excessive exposure to mold can cause adverse health effects regardless of the type of mold.”
Present in large quantities, mold spores are a major health hazard to humans, causing allergies and respiratory issues. Certain molds have the potential to produce mycotoxins that can be a serious health risk to animals and humans. If one is exposed to high levels of mycotoxins, it can result in neurological problems and even death.
Symptoms of mold exposure include…
- Sinus and nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Eye irritation (itchy, red, or watery eyes)
- Respiratory problems (wheezing and difficulty breathing)
- Throat irritation
Mold Prevention Tips
In order to properly rid your home of mold and mildew, professional cleaning is necessary; especially if your home has had flooding or plumbing issues. Often cleaning after a flood is covered by insurance. OneRestore will evaluate your situation and provide a quote for mold removal as well as flood cleanup and restoration free of charge. We will work with your insurance company, making sure to honor all timelines and compliance requirements to insure maximum coverage from your insurer.
Not only is mold dangerous to have around, but it is also dangerous to clean. No amount of normal cleaning will properly and thoroughly remove mold and fully decrease health risks. To safely and thoroughly clean mold in your home, you need proper and professional help. Contact the mold removal experts at OneRestore for a free consultation.