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What are the Health Dangers of Mold?

In the wild, mold and fungus deteriorates rotting organic material and deposits nutrients into the soil around it, but it can bring its share of major health issues if it grows in your house. Fortunately, most kinds of mold is generally easy to ignore, however a tiny patch can grow to large proportions. When mold reproduces, it releases spores into the air which can cause illness when inhaled by anyone with mold sensitivities or asthma. According to a few studies, there might be a correlation between an early exposure to mold and the development of asthma in some younger children.

For many people, household mildew or mold isn’t harmful or even noticeable. However, it can have an impact on other folks who are allergy prone or who have lung problems. Overall, the concentration of mold and degree of a person’s allergies has the most effect on their response. If you are allergic to mold, you’ll likely sneeze, have a runny nose, cough, red eyes, wheeze, a skin rash or a migraine when you’re near mold. More serious allergies may result in harsh reactions such as difficulty breathing. Mold and mildew can also trigger asthma attacks as well. Additional groups at risk include:

  • Infants and children
  • Seniors
  • Immune sensitive individuals
  • Those with severe lung disease

Mold in the Home

Usually found in damp areas, mildew and mold does grow bigger over time. Mold can enter your home through doors left ajar, open windows, vents and air conditioning and heating systems. Mold doesn’t only invade your home through open doors and windows. It can also latch onto your clothes, backpacks, pets and shoes and be brought your home.

Mold growth doesn’t only affect your family’s physical well-being– it can affect your possessions and the building itself. Mold can grow in wet places, but it can be found in places you might not think to look. These include:

  • Paper products
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cardboard
  • Wood products
  • Paints
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Upholstery

How to Stop Mold

You can take certain precautions to in order to stop mold from infesting your home. Here’s some easy steps you can take:

  • Build in ventilation for showers, laundry rooms and kitchen
  • Control the humidity levels
  • If there’s a flood, clean and dry your home meticulously
  • Promptly fix leaky roofs, windows or pipes
  • Talk to your local mold damage repair contractors for affordable mold removal

Call Us Immediately for Mold Removal Services

If you have mold present in your home that’s too much to take care of by yourself, call the mold remediation professionals at Paul Davis. Call Paul! 888-473-7669 for affordable mold removal.