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Mold Is The Most Common Dangerous Intruder In Homes Across the Country
You may have seen mold in the corners of the bathroom, in the kitchen, or the interior of an exterior wall, or near your air vents. That mold is more than an eyesore… it’s dangerous.
Research Indicates Mold Is Can Be Extremely HARMFUL
Mold consists of naturally occurring microscopic organisms, which reproduces by spores. Mold breaks down and feeds on organic matter in the environment. The mold spores spread through the air, and the combination of excessive moisture and organic matter allows for mold growth. Not all, but certain types and amounts of mold can lead to adverse health effects, and / or visible residue growth ranging in color from orange to green, brown, and/or black; often there is a musty odor present. Reducing moisture and proper housecleaning significantly reduces the chance of mold growth.
Mold Spreads Quickly In Your Home, and It Can Also Spread Through Your Body
Mold spores float through the air and we inhale them into our lungs. They spread in the warm, moist internal environment. Spores grow in the bathroom, behind walls, under floors, through the ceiling, vents, under carpets, and wherever the spores can find sufficient place to spread. Mold creeps through your walls, your floorboards, and flourishes in plain sight, and in the remotest, darkest corners.
Health Hazards and Chronic Illnesses Caused by Mold
Exposure to mold may be misdiagnosed as any number of chronic conditions, from headaches, to fatigue, fever, asthma, and more. Some who are exposed to mold can experience itchy, irritated skin, watery eyes, and headaches. If exposure continues, the symptoms can become more severe.
Continued exposure to a mold-infested environment may cause more severe or constant headaches, breathing disorders such as asthma, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, low-grade fever, skin rashes, neurological disorders, memory loss, chronic sinus infections, bronchial infections, or muscle and joint pain.
Is Mold In Your Home?
Check your home to see if you have some of the warning signs of a mold infestation:
- Visible mold around corners
- Bubbling or swelling of walls or flooring
- Musty odors, showers, bath, sink, or toilet overflows
- Inadequate ventilation
- Leaky faucets, plumbing
- Discoloration of walls, baseboards, doors, window frames, ceilings
- Moisture dripping from or around vents
- Loose, missing, or failing grout or caulk around tubs, showers, sinks, faucets, or countertops
- Any excessive moisture
If You Recognize Any Of These Mold Problems, Call Quality Dry Basements
Our Technicians Will:
- Seal off the affected area from the rest of your house.
- Wear protective gear.
- Place an exhaust fan removing air from the affected area to the outdoors.
- We will follow appropriate protocols and practices for mold removal and remediation.