While your exposure to mold outside may be unavoidable in the spring, there are several steps that you can take to reduce or eliminate exposure to mold within your home. This often starts by investing in a mold remediation service to inspect your home and determine the best course of action for eliminating current mold growth and preventing future growth by stopping the source of moisture in its tracks. Save your sinuses and allergy exposure this season by staying ahead of the game with mold elimination and prevention in your home.
Mold and Moisture in Your Home
Unlike the mold in the air outside, the mold in your home thrives on moisture and humidity. With this in mind, one key way to eliminate mold growth in your home is to manage the moisture levels in your house. If the moisture is in the air, it can easily be reduced with a dehumidifier. However, if the moisture is coming from a separate source such as a leak or flooding in a part of your home, it is best to let the professionals stop the source and clean up the mold as soon as possible. In addition to these two main forms of mold growth, there are many other smaller sources that can contribute to this issue, such as:
- Lack of ventilation in your bathroom while showering
- Moisture build-up trapped in your washing machine, dishwasher, or stove
- Sinks or tubs that are not regularly cleaned
- Carpets or rugs with moisture trapped in them
- Clogged rain gutters
While many of these sources can easily be managed with DIY remedies, others are not as easily handled and require the help of a professional.
Mold Allergy Symptoms
Similar to seasonal allergies, a mold allergy typically attacks the sinuses first. Individuals experiencing mold allergy symptoms will often have a runny nose, sore throat, or itchy eyes much like symptoms caused by pollen or dust. The elimination of mold from your home will almost immediately relieve many of these symptoms, as well as reduce your future exposure to mold by getting rid of the source.
Eliminate Mold from Your Home with Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+.