Understanding the Importance of Mold Remediation Services
What is mold? It is a fungus that occurs naturally and is found both inside and outside. Most of us have noticed it on old bread and even on cheese that has been forgotten in the refrigerator. The small organism is essential for breaking down dead material. Can it be removed by some mold remediation services?
Mold spores are tiny and easily travel in the air unnoticed. The problematic thing about this is that there are some types of molds that pose serious risks to human health, especially over prolonged exposure, and they can be hard to detect.
What Types of Molds are Unhealthy?
You may have heard of “black mold” before, and its reputation of how toxic it can be. Two of the most known types of toxic molds are Stachybotrys and Aspergillus. These molds can produce something called mycotoxins—which can cause serious health issues. Stachybotrys chartarum is what is commonly known as black mold.
What Conditions Have to be Present for Mold to Become Toxic?
Typically for these tiny organisms to go from Mogwai to Gremlin (if you do not get the Gremlins reference, you will have to Google the eighties reference), these spores need a wet or humid environment. Damp environments can propagate deadly mold growth. If you notice colored spots or a musty smell, that can indicate mold growth.
Carpet can be one of the worst culprits in terms of obscuring mold growth. Carpeted areas near doors and the bathroom can easily get damp if there is a leak or things are not properly sealed and if the mold is underneath the carpet, it may not necessarily be visible.
What are Some Signs of Toxic Mold Exposure?
If you and other members of your household have chronic allergies that an allergist cannot diagnose or explain otherwise, toxic mold could be the cause. There are a range of symptoms that someone exposed to dangerous mold spores can experience.
Most commonly runny noses, watery eyes, sore or itchy throat, dry cough, sneezing, mucus build-up, headaches, and even difficulty breathing are all symptoms of mold exposure (and we are talking chronic not situational in terms of symptom presentation). More rarely, mold exposure can cause brain fog—the inability to think clearly—along with memory issues.
Mold Remediation Services
If the conditions are present for mold, you will want to get a professional to access the situation and help remove mold from your home. Qualified mold remediation companies are experienced at stopping mold growth and eliminating any mold present in your home.
They can perform drying and dehumidification with the latest tools to stop growth in its tracks. A great remediation company can also help get rid of any smell that may be present.
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