The humidity that the Mooresville, NC region brings can be very tough on us as well as our home or business. This humidity and moisture brings mildew and mold. Mildew and Mold are simple microscopic organisms that live and breed in a moist environment. The unfortunate characteristic is that it can start to grow within 24-48 hours. The surfaces they 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; 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 they are in high enough concentrations and are inhaled. Those that are at the highest risk for health issues 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.
Fortunately, our team of experts knows how to locate, identify, and take care of all of your mold issues.
Give us a call today and let one of our specialists come give your home or business a free inspection.