The humidity that out region in the U.S. brings can be very tough on us as well as our home or business. The problem that this humidity and moisture bring is mildew and mold. Mildew and Mold are simple microscopic organisms that live and breed in a moist environment. The unfortunate characteristic about mold is that it can start to grow within 24-48 hours. The surfaces that mold and mildew like to grow on include; wood, drywall, insulation, wallpaper, and other products that make up the majority of our building construction materials.
One may think that a small spot of growth is no issue and we will strongly disagree. Mold “seeds” travel through the air and reproduce on anything they may come in contact with. Before you know it, that small spot of growth will be spread throughout your basement, attic, crawlspace, or house and will become colonies of mold before long. Eventually it can get to the point of causing structural damage to your home or business. Our goal is to stop it before it gets to that point and to prevent it from happening again.
Then there’s another issue with mold; Health problems. There are many different types of molds that we are around from day to day. The most common are allergens that most people can handle in small quantities. The issues come when certain molds are present, or when any mold is in high enough concentrations and is inhaled. Those that are at the highest risk for health issues from mold include; pregnant women, children, infants, elderly, and those with existing immune or respiratory problems.
Health related symptoms that can be caused by mold include;
- Difficulty breathing (wheezing, asthma attack, etc.)
- Eye irritation (burning, watery, redness)
- Nose or throat irritation (Sneezing, bloody noses, etc.)
- Skin rashes or hives
- Headaches, memory loss, mood changes
Symptoms may become more severe the longer one is exposed to any type of mold, but most importantly black mold.
Mold can be a very intimidating and irritating problem to have. Fortunately, our team of experts knows how to locate, identify, and take care of all of your mold issues.
Many people may not know the precursors to mold and how it develops. For this reason, give us a call today and let one of our mold specialist come give your home or business a comprehensive inspection.