What are the Health Dangers of Mold?
While mold plays an important role in nature, it is a problem if it invades your home. Fortunately, most kinds of mold is generally easy to ignore, however sometimes a little splotch can grow to bigger proportions. Mold reproduces using spores that are released into the air and causes illness when breathed in by anyone with sensitivities or respiratory issues. A few studies have also found a link between an early exposure to mold and the development of asthma in some younger children.
For many people, common mildew or mold isn’t irritating or even obvious. Unfortunately, it can have an impact on other people who are sensitive or who have lung issues. Mold sensitivities are common for many people and hit on different occasions based on the density of mold. Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, red eyes, wheezing, headaches and other flu-like symptoms are most often experienced with mold allergies, making it hard to target the problem correctly. More severe allergies can cause harsh reactions such as shortness of breath. Anyone with asthma should be especially careful around high concentrations of mold because it can cause asthma attacks. Additional groups at risk include:
- Babies and toddlers
- The elderly
- Those with a weak immune system
- Those with severe pulmonary disease
Where Can you Find Mold?
Commonly found in damp places, mold and mildew will build up over time. Your house can get a mold infestation through doors left ajar, open windows, vents and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold doesn’t only enter a house through open doors and windows. It can also fasten onto your clothes, bags, animals and shoes and be transported indoors.
Mold growth will affect your family’s health, as well as your possessions and the structure 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 to Stop Mold in your Home
You can take preventative steps to make sure that mold doesn’t make its way into your house. We suggest you do the following:
- Install ventilation for showers, laundry rooms and kitchen
- Control the humidity levels
- If it floods, clean and dry your house carefully
- Immediately patch up leaky roofs, windows or pipes
- Call professional mold damage restoration contractors for affordable mold removal
Call Us Today for Mold Damage Restoration Services
If you have mold present in your house that’s too much to take care of by yourself, call the mold remediation professionals at Paul Davis. Call Paul! (770) 796-4848 for affordable mold removal.